The Five People You Meet in Heaven
6 journalers for this copy...
"THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel's protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the 'Free Fall', dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom's huge readership." - amazon.co.uk synopsis
I only joined Bookcrossing in July and have since been amassing books at an alarming rate! I'm not going to have time to read many of them soon, so I'm offering up some of the more popular ones as rings. I'm going to limit the participants to 15 (so it doesn't take *forever* to get back to me!), unless additional participants satisfy unfulfilled shipping preferences.
clw204 (UK - Intl)
Cross-patch (UK - UK)
Pakasanelly (UK - anywhere)
candy-is-dandy (UK - surface Intl)
MrsPotage (UK - surface Intl)<--- book is here
boirina (Portugal - Europe)
QueenSissi (Portugal - Europe)
lmjsmum (UK - Intl)
birmingham-rose (UK - pass on in person to)
juliako (UK - UK/anywhere)
How it works
- PM me to join and state your shipping preferences.
- When I have at least 5 people, I'll post the book to the first person.
- Please journal the book when it arrives and when you've sent it on.
- When you've read it, please PM the next person on the list for their address.
- Bear in mind other people want to read it, so don't put it at the bottom of your TBR pile (6 weeks is a reasonable timeframe imo)!
- The last person on the list is to send it back to me :-)
When I have enough participants I'll sort the order to suit as many people's postage preferences as possible.
Arrived this morning:-)
Have read it now and I cried, a very powerful book. Will post on to cross-patch (who is my birthday buddy - and her birthday is coming up very soon!!!)
Arrived today on my birthday, thank you both.
Yet again, thank you BigCurlyLoz for a wonderful read. Simply told, enormously human evaluation of life. I totally agree with clw204 on this; I'm on the look out for Tuesdays with Morrie now! I've contacted the next person on the list and am just awaiting her address
Received today - thank you Cross-patch!
Coincidentally I just started Tuesdays with Morrie last night, as my bedtime book, not working out that it was the same author. It will be interesting to compare with 'Heaven'.
As mentioned above, by a quirk of fate I read this the same week as Tuesdays with Morrie *. There are big similarities – same format (small, thin book with big page margins and lots of white space) and a recognisable style.
I read this one second, so perhaps I'd already had my fill of 'the meaning of life' for that week! I found it a little bit ploddy even though I was compelled to turn the pages (if that makes sense). But for me, the ending made it a very worthwhile read.
Passing to Candy-is-Dandy at the Ipswich meeting tomorrow.
* I'm checking out demand for a 'Tuesdays' bookring so PM me if interested
Passed to me by Pakasanelly at the Ipswich bookcrossers' meet yesterday. Thanks all and Merry Christmas.
I really enjoyed this book - well written and an interesting way for someone to get to understand their life. Eddie learnt to appreciate that despite feeling he'd achieved little that he, like everyone, has had an impact on others. A moving story told well.
Off to Mme Potage to enjoy.
This has arrived, thanks very much candy-is-dandy (and bigcurlyloz, love that name, what's a loz?!) - looking forward to purusing it further -