Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
A sweet read, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, is Mitch Albom's most recent book to give us a second glance into his heart-touching version of the afterlife. The first glance was in his book The Five People You Meet in Heaven. We met Annie briefly in that first book, as Eddie (the maintenance man) died saving her life. This second book picks up Annie's life many years later as it's now her turn to meet five people in heaven. Annie thinks her life has consisted of making one mistake after another. It's up to her five people in Heaven to let her know that her life mattered and she was good.
Mitch Albom's books bring such peaceful feelings while reading. I found myself being more appreciative, caring, and loving towards others. I am now reading or re-reading his other books just so I can maintain those feelings for a bit longer.
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (23.99*, Harper), recommended by Bookmiser, Roswell, GA.