The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Book - 2003
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Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years, so, too, has Eddie--from optimistic youth to embittered old age. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life; but for Eddie, his redemption hangs on the still-unknown outcome of his last act.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, 2003.
ISBN: 9781401308582
9780786868711
0786868716
Characteristics: 196 pages : portrait ; 19 cm.
Alternative Title: 5 people you meet in heaven.
Summary: Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years, so, too, has Eddie--from optimistic youth to embittered old age. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life; but for Eddie, his redemption hangs on the still-unknown outcome of his last act.
Reading Program: Reading Counts RC High School 5.9 11 Quiz: 36327 Guided reading level: NR.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 6.0 74597.

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