For One More Day

For One More Day

Large Print - 2006 | First large print edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2006]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781401303297
1401303293
Branch Call Number: Large Print ALB
Characteristics: 288 pages (large print)

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padocarl
Mar 13, 2017

When I was in the library last week picking up a couple books I saw this one. I had read some of Mitch's other books and thought I'd grab this one. His stories are always quick reads that make you think. I love how he ties in elements of his own life into the stories he shares. I feel like I always walk away after finishing his books with a smile on my face and a resolution to live better and love deeper.

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suwannee_0
Jul 30, 2016

This is the first book that I ever finished reading .
I want to thanks to the Author of this book.
The story in the book is almost every thing about my life. I have been longing for my mother that died about 15 years ago.
Thank you so much for this book.

Albom is my favorite author of all time. His writing style is easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable. This book in particular went back and fourth between flashbacks without getting confusing. It was a quick read but had a captivating story.

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

Those who've read "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" will find this book to be a somewhat different look at death, which seems to be one of Albom's favorite themes -- not in a morbid or fatalistic way, but rather viewing life as a continuum, to be explored with an open and optimistic mind.
The lead character (hardly a hero) is in many ways a failure at life; having reached a crisis, he determines to kill himself. His long conversation with a ghost enables him to see things differently. But the story is not nearly as gloomy as the foregoing premise would suggest, but rather an affirmation of life, demonstrating the value of relationships and the power of unconditional love.
A warning to readers: Beware of other reviews that may contain spoilers. Just read through right to the end and you'll find it to be gratifying.

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msemos
Jul 31, 2015

I couldn't put this one down. a man down in his life gets the gift of being with his mother (who died years ago) for one more day so that they can talk and reach a conclusion

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Karen9
May 02, 2015

What would you do if you could just have one more day? What if you figured you only have one day left in your life, and at that point you realized that if only you had one more day everything will change. Except in times when you have what seems like unlimited time, you seem to devalue the day. I first encountered Mitch Albom's books almost 5 years ago. I must say his books are always worth reading. His stories teach you something about yourself and life as a whole. A lot of times we encounter problems and feel that we can't overcome it. Or when we grow up we take the wrong mistakes and/or use our time doing things that in the future we'd think as a waste. Is life simply about looking at our failures? Will we be able to overcome our failures and move on? Who will be there to help us overcome our failures? The story is about a man who tried to end his life and fails, and he sees his mothers "ghost" and she teaches him the story of living. It's a very inspiring and heart breaking story to read. However, that being said I definitely recommend it. I feel that most times we feel that we have a lot of time yet life is a clock ticking and the time that has past we can never get back. It's a story that teaches us to let go and move on. We make mistakes, it's a certainty but letting go is a big lesson to learn as well. It also portrays the motherly love, no matter what happens your mother will be there for you. No matter how badly you fall, no matter what you did, no matter what mistake you make. I love this story!

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gagasgirls
Feb 08, 2015

Quick read, interesting story, waiting to see the movie but wanted to read the book first

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

I expected a lot from Albom, and he delivered it in this heartfelt story about a mother's love

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This is a very touching story of one man's life failures, taking him to the point of ending it all. He fails at that as well, and subsequently encounters what seems to be the ghost of his mother. This encounter helps him to gain a new perspective. The reader is left feeling a desire to spend more time with someone they have lost."

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KGerryH
May 22, 2014

I didn't find it as engaging as other Albom books I've read, but still worth the read.

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

"That woman...what was she saying?"
"Forgive."
"Who? Dad?"
"Yourself."

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

"You can't lose your mother, Charlie."

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

"Me and my mother," I mumbled.
"My mother and I," she corrected.

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sandradeet
Aug 21, 2012

sandradeet thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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