The first phone call from heaven /

by Albom, Mitch.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.Description: 388 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0062305778 :; 9780062305770.Title notes: $24.99 prolam 2-2014 (db)Subject(s): Single fathers -- Fiction | Future life -- Fiction | Heaven -- Fiction | Belief and doubt -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Michigan, Lake -- Fiction | Large type books | Lake Michigan | FictionSummary: The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.
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<p>One morning in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, the phones start ringing. The voices say they are calling from heaven. Each call is greeted differently--some with love, some with religious zeal, some with fear. The question of whether these calls are a miracle or a hoax drives Sully Harding, a grieving single father with an inquisitive and hopeful son, to uncover the truth. A page-turning mystery and a meditation on the power of connecting with a loved one you cannot see, this latest novel is a virtuosic feat of history, love, and redemption.</p>

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The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

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The residents of small town Coldwater, MI, are receiving phone calls from their deceased loved ones in heaven. Some residents believe the calls are real, while others, like Sully, a disgraced veteran recently released from prison, hope to prove the calls are a hoax. Historical information about Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone is interspersed throughout the mystery unfolding in present-day Coldwater. Albom's (Tuesdays with Morrie) experience as a broadcaster is evident in his excellent narration, which creates the atmosphere of a cozy bedtime story written for world-weary adults. The spare use of stock sound effects adds to the production's power as a storytelling vehicle. -VERDICT Part mystery, part meditation on faith, Albom's latest novel will satisfy his fans as well as anyone looking for an inspirational read with religious themes. ["This moving tale of loss, recovery, and the power of love will be snatched up by Albom's many fans," read the starred review of the Harper hc, LJ 11/1/13.]-Julie Judkins, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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