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In Albom's, second novel, retired baseball player Charley "Chick" Benettofacing the pain of unfulfilled ambitions, alcohol abuse, divorce, and estrangement from a grown daughterreturns to his abandoned childhood home and attempts suicide in a bungling fit of rage. He encounters the spirit of his deceased mother, Pauline "Posey" Benetto, who Chick thoughtlessly took for granted during both his formative years as cocky athlete and his booze-soaked adulthood. Miraculously, Chick can now apologize to Posey for his ingratitude concerning the sacrifices she made as a single, working mother. Albom narrates with finesse, particularly in Chick's wistful litany of his mother's pearls of wisdom, "A child embarrassed by his mother is just a child who hasn't lived long enough." If Posey's truisms may not necessarily break new literary ground, Albom deserves credit for giving her depth and complexity that transcend familiar pop culture notions of motherhood in '50s America. The gentle strumming of musical accompaniment befits Albom's brand of writing. This "ghost story" provides an affirming tale of moral instruction and emotional catharsis. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
A very good story about what would you say to a loved one if you had just one more day. The length is appropriate and there are few if any wasted words. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julian Hudson
An eye opening read. We need to be reminded of what good things we have.Published 1 month ago by Patricia Anne Riggs
I read "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom many times... so many that I had the book rebound. Read morePublished 17 months ago by DSPLayer
I have - yet again - been deeply touched by an Albom story, and so very pleased to add it to my collection. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bob