This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father - and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her - the day he missed and always wished he'd had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.
kim roberts (USA: PA) (2007/03/30): this is by far the best book i've ever read. It is intriguing from beginning to end. i'm sure if you've read any other of his books you'll like this one
Christy (USA: TN) (2007/08/15): I checked this book out at the library and I read it in one day. It is absolutely inspiring. It makes you think...... You learn that you need to appreciate your loved ones more. It is a tear jerker!!!!
Karen (USA: IA) (2008/10/03): My daughter insisted I read this book and I had my doubts but it was one of the best books I've read lately. It got me to thinking about my own parents and some of the things that had happened in my life. This is a great book; one I would definately recommend reading.
Vicki (USA: TN) (2011/01/25): Loved this book! If you are a fan then you will too. I have read it twice and cryed both times! Heart warming!
blklacquer (USA: TX) (2012/09/12): This is the second book I've read by Albom. He has become one of my favorite authors. I am so glad that I read this book, as I have some issues with my own mother. I will cherish the times that we have together and memories that we make along the way.A great book.