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Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"
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Albom has done it again... FIVE PEOPLE is a powerful book, powerful enough to make one's inner snob feel a little uncomfortable...Albom has touched the lives of a lot of people he never even knew. If there is a heaven, he can expect to have around 5.7 million people waiting for him there (Time)
[Eddie] learns not only about his life but also about what his time on earth meant. It is simple, unaffected and written with great feeling (Publishing News)
Simply told, sentimental and profoundly true, this is a contemporary American fable that will be cherished by a vast readership . . . this slim tale, like Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, reminds us of what really matters here of earth, of what our lives are given to us for (Publishers Weekly)
Mitch Albom lifts us to a new level ... You'll find here echoes of the classics - The Odyssey for one - and that puts Albom's book in the best of company (Frank McCourt, author of ANGELA'S ASHES)
Erik Singer is a theatre, television and voiceover actor. His theatrical credits include Othello, The Taming of the Shrew and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.
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Book Description Klett Sprachen Gmbh, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # CHL2396559
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Book Description Klett Sprachen GmbH, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Aufl.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eddie hat lange Jahre bescheiden, aber zuverlässig sein Arbeitsleben auf Ruby Pier, einem Rummelplatz in den USA, verbracht. An seinem 83. Geburtstag stirbt er bei einem Arbeitsunfall einen grausamen und tragischen Tod. Im Jenseits begegnet er nacheinander und mit zunehmender Bedeutung fünf Menschen, die eine wichtige Rolle in seinem Leben gespielt haben. Eddies einfaches, aber dennoch rührendes Leben mit all seinen Schmerzen, Schuldgefühlen und Rätseln wird dabei offenbart und geläutert. Abiturempfehlung zu den Themenbereichen Life and death und Religion. Seller Inventory # LIB9783125781924
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