Category: Contemporary fiction / Spiritual fiction
From the Back Cover
This 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.
Kelly O read this book (Dec 16): “This is a short but thought-provoking story. It’s not sentimental nor does it have a heavy religious bias (so don’t let this put you off). It’s an idea of what might happen when we die, which is described a bit like a spiritual wake before a soul passes into eternal heaven. Eddie was unsatisfied with his life – he had a hateful relationship with his father, which impacted his life-long career, but also a long happy marriage. He was just an ‘average’ man.
This left me considering my own actions and experiences, and also that even seemingly simple and ‘unimportant’ vocations have a purpose. I’m definitely going to read more of Albom’s work!”
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