The First Phone Call from Heaven (Hardcover)
Harper, 9780062294371, 336pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.
Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.
About the Author
Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist. The author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time—his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Praise For The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel…
— Publishers Weekly
“A beautifully rendered tale of faith and redemption that makes us think, feel, and hope--and then doubt and then believe, as only Mitch Albom can make us do.”
— Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
“Beautiful and smart. Perhaps the most stirring and transcendent heaven story since Field of Dreams.”
— Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and The Good Luck of Right Now