by Mitch Albom - £8.99 Little, Brown Book Group (Sphere) (2007)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780751537505 | ISBN 10: 0751537500
This is the story of a man named Charley who loses his job, leaves his family, and decides, one night, to end his life. Somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother, who died years ago, and he spends one last day with her - a day he never had on earth.
This ‘ordinary’ day covers the whole of their existence, and reveals how Charley, like many children, was constantly forced to choose between his mother and his father. He gets the chance many of us yearn for - to ask the questions never asked while our parents are alive.
In the end, Charley learns how little he really knew about his mother, how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the chance to save his own.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)