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“Over the years, more than any book I’ve written, readers have asked me ‘What happened next to Eddie and Annie? Although I’ve never done a sequel before, I felt there was a natural story about Eddie going from meeting five people to being one of five for somebody else. And exploring how a girl lives once she’s saved from death was very appealing material. So I dove in – and I was surprised where it took me.”

– Mitch Albom

COMING OCTOBER 9, 2018

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

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Albom’s gift for storytelling continues to shine in this sequel to his best-selling The Five People You Meet in Heaven. With true-to-life characters, this quick parable serves as a reminder that through empathy and forgiveness, we can survive our losses. In turn, our troubles are mere beginnings to a future of wonderful possibilities.”
Library Journal

“[A] heartfelt fable with a totally unexpected twist. Order plenty of copies, and warn readers to keep their hankies handy!”
Booklist

“Fans of the first book will have plenty to appreciate here.”
Publishers Weekly

Tour Events

Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Fifteen years ago, Mitch Albom published his first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The New York Times Best Seller tells the story of the grizzled veteran and amusement park maintenance man who,[...]
Kumble Theater
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Fifteen years ago, Mitch Albom published his first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The New York Times Best Seller tells the story of the grizzled veteran and amusement park maintenance man who, like Albom’s real-life[...]
Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Join us for an unscripted, off-the-cuff conversation with award-winning author, screenwriter, and journalist. Best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. Author of soon-to-be-released The Next Person[...]
Rollins College Bush Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Brazos Bookstore presents Mitch Albom, reading from his book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. Q&A and signing to follow. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $23.99 plus tax to admit one person. Each ticket[...]
Christ Church Cathedral
8:00 pm
Sponsored by Jewish Home Life Communities COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Jewish Family & Career Services; Jewish Interest Free Loans of Atlanta Fifteen years ago, New York Times bestselling writer Mitch Albom published one of his most cherished books, the number[...]
MJCCA-Zaban Park • Brill Rooms
7:00 pm
A night of conversation, laughter and music to help children in Haiti and Detroit, through the celebration of Mitch Albom’s new novel, The Next Person You Meet In Heaven. 100% of the profits from the evening will[...]
Detroit Opera House
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Fifteen years ago, Albom published one of his most cherished books, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The long-awaited and enchanting sequel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, reunites Eddie and Annie and explores how[...]
Parma-Snow Branch
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Fifteen years ago, Mitch Albom published his first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The New York Times Best Seller tells the story of the grizzled veteran and amusement park maintenance man who, like Albom’s real-life[...]
Royal George Theater
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Mitch Albom, perhaps best known for his book Tuesdays with Morrie, is an internationally-renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million[...]
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Early registration: $30 Price increase beginning Thursday, October 11: $40 Price includes one ticket and one signed first-edition copy of book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven readers learn how the accident that took Eddie’s[...]
JCC of Dallas
6:00 pm
Join us for an unscripted conversation with award-winning author, screenwriter, and journalist, Mitch Albom. He is most known for his books, Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The Next Person[...]
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $45—2 tickets + book $30 – 1 ticket + book “A writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times) who captures the delicacies of the human condition,[...]
Parkway Central Library
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Event Fee: $10 You will receive one free copy of The Next Person you Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom will be signing copies at the Library.  Additional copies will be available for purchase at regular price the night[...]
Spring Lake Community House
6:00 pm
The St. Nicholas Philoptochos is excited to host this special event with Mitch Albom, benefiting SAY Detroit. Please join us for this Amazing night of cocktails, strolling dinner , silent auction and more! More Information[...]
St. Nicholas Event Center
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Please join us for Showcase Literacy 2018 with Mitch Albom, author of The Next Person You Meet In Heaven. Showcase Literacy is a fundraising event for Organization for Literacy Lambton. Proceeds from ticket sales will[...]
Sarnia Public Library
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Join us to hear Mitch Albom, best selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. He will discuss his upcoming sequel book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, a poignant and beautiful book[...]
Temple Beth Sholom
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Midland Center for the Arts Ticket Prices (not including processing fees): $37 Ticket price includes a copy of the new upcoming book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven Join us for an afternoon with best-selling author[...]
Midland Center for the Arts
What readers have said about The Five People You Meet in Heaven “Simply told, sentimental, and profoundly true, this is a contemporary American fable that will be cherished by a vast readership.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A book with the genuine power to stir and comfort its readers.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“There’s much wisdom here . . . An earnest meditation on the intrinsic value of human life.” —Los Angeles Times

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