For One More Day

For One More Day

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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 father--and 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 her--the day he missed and always wished he'd 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, NY : Hyperion Audio.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781401303273
1401303277
9781415935385
1415935386
Call Number: ALBOM
Characteristics: 6 compact discs.
Subjects: Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
Suicidal behavior -- Fiction.
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pakipika
Aug 14, 2017

Thought-provoking short story, as are others I have read by Mitch Albom . Sad at times. A reminder of the importance to slow down and not be "too busy." Spend quality time with the significant people in one's life, because sometimes they leave unexpectedly, even tragically; and then it's too late. "Chick" got a second chance, which was extremely important to his life and well being. I've found that not everyone accepts the offer of quality time. That's disappointing too, but unfortunately they may be the ones who wish for the second chance later.

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amg954
Jul 28, 2015

This is a lovely book. It is not a long story but thoroughly enjoyable. I agree with previous reviewers that mothers with sons will find this very emotional. It is well worth the read. This author has a real knack for coming up with unique story lines. I will read anything Mr. Albom writes!

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8217549
May 07, 2012

it's short and well written. if only i can go back. he got a chance

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happy7
Apr 04, 2010

Tear jerker! Mothers with sons - beware and have tissues ready.

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