Dallas Jewish Bookfest presents Mitch Albom
In The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, readers learn how the accident that took Eddie's life took something from Annie as well: her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. In the wake of her trauma, Annie has no memory of the accident. After her guilt-ravaged mother whisks Annie away to start a new life, she struggles to find happiness, haunted by something she does not recall or understand. After years of failure, she reconnects with a childhood love, but her wedding night ends in tragedy - an accident that launches her own heavenly journey to meet the five people, including Eddie, who will illuminate her life.
Fifteen years ago, New York Times bestselling writer Mitch Albom published one of his most cherished books, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which the critics called "Transcendent" (Atlanta Journal Constitution) and "An earnest meditation on the intrinsic value of human life" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, this internationally beloved writer returns to the roots of that first novel as he traces the story of what happened to Annie, the little girl whose near-death launched Eddie's journey to heaven. The result is an enchanting tale, filled with unexpected twists, that reunites Eddie and Annie, and explores how our lives and losses intersect.
Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of six consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith have been made into award-winning television movies. Albom has founded nine charities in Detroit, including the first ever 24-hour medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. Albom lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit.