The Time Keeper

By Mitch Albom
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410451613, 455pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Paperback

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" comes his most imaginative novel yet, "The Time Keeper"--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.




Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com

CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. n what ways were you aware of the role time plays in your life before you read The Time Keeper? Besides watching the clock, make a list of ways you count or measure in your everyday life. Explore the many ways that measuring and counting have benefitted human beings in the history of our development.

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

Landline
Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Press
Daily Love
Mastin Kipp
Hay House
The Magician's Land
Lev Grossman
Viking Adult
The Great Glass Sea
Josh Weil
Grove Press

Make Your Own Wishlist

FIND US ON:
IndieBound on Twitter IndieBound on Facebook







Update Profile