Author: Mitch Albom
Started: March 8, 2023
Finished: March 9, 2023
Genre: General Fiction
Eddie is a war veteran who has worked at Ruby Pier most of his adult life. On his 86th birthday, in an attempt to save a child, he is crushed by an amusement ride. Upon his death, Eddie discovers that after you pass away, you walk a path where you meet five people who either influenced his life or whose lives he influenced.
This was an enjoyable story with a well-defined meaning. There are numerous flashbacks throughout the story, all of which take place on Eddie's birthday at different periods in his life. It was interesting to hear the stories of those Eddie met when he arrived in heaven. I did not find the story to be overtly religious as I have heard some people felt. The story infers that each person has their own version of heaven, which many would agree with. While I am glad I read this book and finally removed it from my TBR, it was not something I would read more than once.