'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 ...Show synopsis'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.Hide synopsis
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For One More Day is a great piece of suspense writing. As you work through the story with its graphic insights into life as it is or life as it seems to be one is taken with the direction of the story. "Surprise Ending" doesn't exactly fit, but comes close. Delightful story, well told with significant life lessons to be learned. Recommended reading.
wonderful book. Touching and very well written. I am now a Mitch Albom fan. This book is just as good as Tuesdays and the author seems to have captured the feelings of all those who wish for "one more day" if not to say what you forgot to say, but to remember all you did. The storytelling is fluid and concise. I would without a doubt recommend all of his books.
For One More Day raises the question in the reader's mind, "What would l want to say to my deceased mom, if I could have one more day with her?" In true Albom style this book examines the life of a man who came of age with the shadow of divorce cast upon his childhood. Raised by an All-American mom he realizes too late how much she gave up in order to provide a good life for her children. The story has common elements for many of us whose parents were among the first on the block to divorce. This book cast my memory back to those days and expectations placed upon my own hard-working mother. For a few hours I recalled pictures and memories my mind had placed just out of reach. Very satisfying.
I purchased this book for friends of mine who had lost someone special in their lives this past year...it was a very touching book and it touched our hearts to see in a book how we could have ONE MORE DAY with that one we loved.
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