Albom tenderly explores the themes of family, divorce and regrets and the wish that we could have just one more day with a lost loved one.
'Every family is a ghost story...'
As a child, Charley Benetto was told by his father, 'You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both.' So he chooses his father, only to see him disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.
Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won't be invited to his only daughter's wedding. And he decides to take his own life.
Charley makes a midnight ride to his small hometown: his final journey. But as he staggers into his old house, he makes an astonishing discovery. His mother - who died eight years earlier - is there, and welcomes Charley home as if nothing had ever happened. What follows is the one seemingly ordinary day so many of us yearn for: a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets and to seek forgiveness.
Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary. - Cecilia Ahern
Mitch Albom, in this new book, once again demonstrates why he is one of my favourite writers... FOR ONE MORE DAY will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia. - James McBride, author of THE COLOR OF WATER
Another very touching page-turner. - Star Magazine
A warm and tender tale. - Irish Evening Herald
Mitch Albom is an internationally bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers and has sold over thirty-five million copies of his books in forty-five languages worldwide, including Tuesdays with Morrie, which is the bestselling memoir of all time.
Albom also works as a columnist and broadcaster and has founded eight charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.