Since coming home, I’ve been working in my local bookstore. Despite the usual pains of Christmas retail, helping readers find their next fix has been really enjoyable, and shone a light on some great titles that have until now escaped my radar. The Five People you meet in Heaven is one of these books. Written by sportswriter Mitch Albom (Detroit Free Press columnist), the story recounts the life of a lonely war veteran who, upon his death, meets with five people from his past who explain to him his earthly purpose and the interdependence of human experiences. He does this by showing how the events in Eddie’s life entwined to affect the course of theirs.
In case you haven’t guessed from the title, yes, it’s a tearjerker. If you’re anything like me, its powerful message will stay with you long after the final page and leave you with a lot of food for thought, which is exactly what I look for in a good read. Thank you to the man who recommended this to me, you were right – this book was a perfect choice for my first book of 2014; punchy, short and completely captivating. 5/5
“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”
You can buy The Five People you meet in Heaven here, or if you’re lucky, a good friend might let you borrow their copy! If given the choice, who would be waiting for you?
Have you read this? I’d be delighted to hear your thoughts 🙂Much Love, K.