This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to ...
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with herthe day he missed and always wished hed had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.
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Another great book by Mitch Albom! Another book that everyone of any age should read!
Aug 1, 2010
Mitch Albom scores another hit
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.
Oct 3, 2009
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.
Mar 29, 2009
A tribute to motherhood
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.
Jan 24, 2008
FOR ONE MORE DAY
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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