For One More Day by Mitch Albom Paperback Book

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Author: Mitch Albom

Narrator: Mitch Albom

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: Sep 2006

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $26.98

Discs: 3

Synopsis

This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her - the day he missed and always wished he’d had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Debby on 2007-05-29 15:22:22

This story really captivated me from beginning to end. I have a son who is at an age, where I can see that he does not see the sacrifices that I made as a single mom. I know that he will, once he is a grown man. For me, this story also made me think back to my own mother, who was also a single mom-- and how I didn't appreciate all that she did for me (until I became a mom). This story is poignant, and yet it is one that all of us needs to read. It reminds me of how difficult being a parent is and how divorce can affect our children. I rarely read books twice, but this one will be a repeat performance for me. Well narrated, too.

BookLender review by Anne on 2011-06-15 16:58:51

A little like a self help book.