The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Hardcover)

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The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" is just as wonderful as it's predecessor. The story picks up after the accident where Eddie saved little Annie's life. The journey of her life is filled with rocky times and bad decisions. Mitch Albom's writing is poignant, compassionate and captivating from start to finish in this beautiful book. Like the first book, I didn't want this one to end.

— Lisa

Description


In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

About the Author


Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist. The author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time—his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

Praise For…


Yes, folks, we finally have a sequel to the massive bestseller Five People You Meet in Heaven that first made waves (and readers weep) 15 years ago. Albom reunites the two main characters from the first novel, Eddie and Annie, with a focus on Annie’s struggles to start a new life after the accident that began Eddie’s journey to heaven. She eventually experiences her own encounter with five special people.
— AARP Magazine

As Annie learns her lessons about the meaning and value of both life and death, Albom wraps up this heartfelt fable with a totally unexpected twist. Order plenty of copies, and warn readers to keep their hankies handy!
— Booklist

Fans of the first book will have plenty to appreciate here.
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062294449
ISBN-10: 006229444X
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English