On Tuesday, September 26 th, one of the most anticipated books of the year will be released. Mitch Albom’s “For One More Day”, the follow-up to his No.1 international bestseller “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” will be published by Hyperion books. A powerful meditation on family, “For One More Day” is Albom’s second novel. A story of a man who gets ones last chance with the mother who sacrificed everything for him, the new novel is written in the potent, quiet style that has won Albom so many readers for both his fiction and nonfiction classic, “Tuesdays With Morrie.”
The book centers on Charley "Chick" Benetto, who, as a child, is forced to choose between being a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy. His parents split up, and their divorce leaves him angry and yearning. He vows when he grows up, he will do things better. But he doesn’t. His own dreams wither. Alcoholi sm separates him from those he loves most. On the night he decides to end it all, a reckless drive back to his boyhood home becomes a journey unlike any other.
“For One More Day” meshes Albom’s gift for humanizing the lessons gleaned from loss with his keen eye for family dynamics. Posey Bennetto, the mother who returns for one mysterious day, is Albom’s first major female character, and his richest depiction to date. Through her struggles as the town’s only divorcee in the 1960’s, Albom examines the damage done to parents and children when families implode. And the book richly explores the often overlooked relationship between mother and son.
“For One More Day” explores the question so many of us ask: “What would I do if I had one more day with a loved one I’d lost?” Albom’s taut narrative and resonant characters bring some unlikely answers – and a stunning finish – to a hopeful, inspiring story about the families we love and the decisions we make.
Both the hardcover and the audio book will be available nationwide September 26th.