The great thing about Mitch's books are their deceptive simplicity and their brevity - you can read through either "Tuesdays with Morrie" or this one in a couple of hours and their message lingers and touches.
I guess most of us spend time in our later years wondering why we are here, have we achieved anything and is there anything hereafter?
In this novel, Mitch explores the idea that we are inter-connected in sometimes unexpected ways: our contact with others, no matter how brief, has a domino effect. He suggests that we might bump into five people in Heaven - we may not even have known them all - but each can solve an unanswered question about something traumatic that happened in our lives. It's food for thought. A lovely book. The writer is sensitive, thoughtful, creative and easy and compulsive to read. The central character, a seemingly grouchy old man is redeemed before our eyes. His questions are answered in fascinating ways. Recommended.