Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: November 6



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

The First Phone Call From Heaven
by Mitch Albom
Expected Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Synopsis from TLC Book Tours

One autumn day, in a small town on Lake Michigan, the phones begin ringing. The people calling are all deceased. They talk about heaven. They say they are safe and happy. Each call is greeted differently—some with relief, some with love, some with religious zeal, some with fear.
On that same day, Sully Harding is released from jail for a crime he may not have committed. During his time behind bars, his wife, Giselle, passed away, leaving him a single father filled with heartbreak and regret. He returns to his hometown hoping to rebuild his life. Instead, he finds a community increasingly gripped by miracle fever. As the mysterious phone calls become more frequent, outsiders begin flocking from all over the world to be part of the blessing, changing the small town indelibly, and turning local citizens into worshipped heroes.
When his own son begins to carry a toy cell phone awaiting word from his mother, Sully has had enough. He sets out to prove that the phenomenon is a hoax. But is it? Or could this be the world’s greatest miracle? Do the calls give people hope, or do they imprison the receivers to a never-ending cycle of grief?

The story follows several residents whose lives have been irrevocably touched when they are confronted with evidence that heaven exists. This remarkable novel takes us on a journey both of individual healing and society’s response to the question of life after life.
Part mystery, part allegory, The First Phone Call from Heaven is a heart-racing page-turner and a soul-fulfilling tale of faith, hope and love.

Why I am waiting....
I read The Time Keeper and The Five People You Meet In Heaven by the same author and found both to be quick, thought-provoking reads.

8 comments:

  1. Wow that looks like a very interesting read. Have never read any of his books, will keep my eye open for it.

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  2. I love the title of the book and the blurb s very interesting, though it seems a bit sad... Hope you'll enjoy it when you read it.

    My WOW

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  3. I've seen this book before. Not my usual read, but I'll check it out.

    Jules of Jules Bookshelf

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  4. Sounds very interesting, I have not read anything by Mitch Albom but I've heard good things. Since this is set in Michigan it caught my eye too. Interesting premise, I'll bet its very thought- provoking.

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  5. Awesome pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  6. I've never read 5 People, but I know a lot of people really love it. Hope you enjoy this!

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  7. Very nice pick! I read 5 people when I was in HS and remember enjoying it. I hope you like this one as well!

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