The First Phone Call From Heaven: a novel

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One autumn day, the phones in Coldwater, Michigan, begin ringing. The people calling are all departed loved ones. They say they are calling from heaven. On that same day, Sully Harding is released from prison for a crime he may not have committed. During his incarceration, his wife passed away. He returns to Coldwater a brokenhearted man, hoping to quietly rebuild his life with his young son. Instead, he finds his hometown gripped by miracle fever. As the mysterious phone calls increase, outsiders flock from around the world in hopes of sharing the blessing. When his son begins to carry a toy phone awaiting a call from his mother, Sully has had enough. He sets out to prove that the Coldwater phenomenon is a hoax. But is it? Or could this be the world's greatest miracle? A heart-stopping mystery and a meditation on the power of connecting with a loved one you cannot see, this is Mitch Albom's most thrilling and magical novel yet.

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Grouping Titlefirst phone call from heaven
Grouping Authormitch albom
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-12 04:51:40AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780062306425

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display_description"What if the end is not the end'" From the beloved author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most thrilling and magical novel yet'a page-turning mystery and a meditation on the power of human connection. One morning in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, the phones start ringing. The voices say they are calling from heaven. Is it the greatest miracle ever' Or some cruel hoax' As news of these strange calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to be a part of it. At the same time, a disgraced pilot named Sully Harding returns to Coldwater from prison to discover his hometown gripped by "miracle fever." Even his young son carries a toy phone, hoping to hear from his mother in heaven. As the calls increase, and proof of an afterlife begins to surface, the town'and the world'transforms. Only Sully, convinced there is nothing beyond this sad life, digs into the phenomenon, determined to disprove it for his child and his own broken heart. Moving seamlessly between the invention of the telephone in 1876 and a world obsessed with the next level of communication, Mitch Albom takes readers on a breathtaking ride of frenzied hope. The First Phone Call from Heaven is Mitch Albom at his best'a virtuosic story of love, history, and belief. Takes readers on a journey both of individual healing and society's response to the question of life after life, follows a single father just released from prison as he sets out to prove that the mysterious calls from beyond to the residents of Coldwater, Michigan are nothing but a hoax.
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Belief and doubt -- Fiction
Christian fiction
Christianity -- Fiction
City and town life -- Fiction
Electronic books
FICTION -- General
Family Life -- FICTION
Future life
Future life -- Fiction
Heaven -- Fiction
Hoaxes -- Fiction
Impostors and imposture -- Fiction
Michigan, Lake -- Fiction
Miracles -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Religious -- FICTION
Single fathers -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayThe First Phone Call From Heaven A Novel
title_fullThe First Phone Call From Heaven A Novel
The First Phone Call From Heaven A Novel [electronic resource] Albom, Mitch, 1958-.
The first phone call from Heaven : a novel / Mitch Albom
The first phone call from Heaven : a novel [electronic resource] / Mitch Albom
The first phone call from heaven : a novel / Mitch Albom
title_shortThe First Phone Call From Heaven
title_suba novel
topic_facetBelief and doubt
City and town life
Family Life
Future life
Impostors and imposture
Psychological fiction
Single fathers