The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

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"In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie--the little girl he saved on earth--in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie's story. The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie's life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey--and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed. Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter,but that every ending is also a beginning--we only need to open our eyes to see it"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062294449
Characteristics: 213 pages ; 20 cm


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Apr 22, 2020

Amazing read!

Feb 10, 2020

Love this "sequel" to Five People...Awesome writer and storytelling about a subject we all want to understand further but will always be something that is our own interpretation.

Nov 24, 2019

if you were as uplifted by this book then read "I Never Saw Paris" by Harry I. Freund.

IndyPL_CarolS May 13, 2019

I have enjoyed the other books Mitch Albom wrote. This one I really loved. It was a page turner that I didn't want to put down. It was about the five people Annie met on her way to heaven. Each person she meets on her journey helps her understand how her life mattered. It's similar to the Five People You Meet in Heaven. The ending was a surprising twist which I loved. I hope Mitch Albom will write another book soon.

CatherineG_1 Apr 04, 2019

Loved, loved this book! Albom never disappoints. Annie gets to heaven and meets five people who were very important in her life. She has no choice in who they are. My favourite was her dog who appeared as a lady. I made my husband promise that I be given dog treats to take with me, to my next life. Along with the usual life lessons, I finished the book again thinking of who I would love to see!

Mar 26, 2019

This book is billed as a novel which tells us how lives and losses intersect. I would say it is much more. Shaping the story as one girl's life and her losses, Albom tells us some truths about life itself. I'm not a dog lover but when Albom mentioned that dogs have empathy which unlike humans they don't block by ego, self-pity and thinking their own pain must always be tended first I wanted to own a dog.Each character Annie meets in heaven teaches her a lesson. For example she learns from her mother that children have the disarming power of being able to need in such a way that you forget your own need.Perhaps the most profound definition in the book is that of salvation, which Albom says makes the wrongs we do open doors to do right.All of us have secrets and the author says we think that by keeping secrets, we're controlling things when in actuality they're controlling us. Albom describes losing a child as feeling utterly full and utterly vacant - indeed a poignant description. I could go on in this vein talking about all the great descriptions Mitch Albom provides suffice it to say I loved the book and reading it was a learning experience.

Mar 17, 2019

In as much as no person on Earth can know or does know what happens when we die and IF we get to Heaven, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is a beautiful testament to HOPE. Hope, that we find answers, hope that we find relevance in our lives, hope that we meet those we love, hope that those we unknowingly touched in our lives were better for that touch, which in turn makes them better for those they unknowingly touched.

Readers that focus on 'trite' phrases or 'Hallmark writing' miss the entire point of The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. How sad.

Mar 12, 2019

I liked the five people you meet in heaven but the next person you meet in heaven WOW'ed me! Big lump in my throat throughout the book, it was easy to read, easy to love and gave me goosebumps.

Jan 18, 2019

Au-delà d'un simple histoire, Mitch Albom nous invite à se laisser ressentir le périple d'Annie et ce faisant favorise une sorte de réflexion personnelle. Ce livre laisse des traces et des réverbérations tout autour. Il nous offre aussi la possibilité de s'ouvrir à l'ici et maintenant, à lâcher prise, à se faire confiance tout en faisant confiance aux autres. Mais surtout d'accueillir la vie telle qu'elle se déploie devant soi, moment après moment.

Jan 03, 2019

I have to say I didn't enjoy the first 120 pages or so at all!! I was so disappointed up to that point, but it got better (or maybe just the emotion hit me)....I cried quite a lot, but does that make me like a book? I'm not sure how I feel. I certainly didn't like it as much as the first one. I wish I would have re-read The Five People You Meet in Heaven before starting this one so I could remember it all. That one is one of my all time favourite books. So, kind of on the fence...

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