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For One More Day

Mitch Albom

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Films, cinema, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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.

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Praise for For One More Day

  • 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

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Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist. His 13 books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 45 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed TV movies. A longtime panelist on ESPN's THE SPORTS REPORTERS, Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organisation that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - the Have Faith Haiti Mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

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