The Time Keeper (Hardcover)

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    I've not read anything else by Mitch Albom except one article in the Detroit Free Press about the dangers of synthetic marijuana.  -The tone was indeed grim.  But a recent piece of his, I have to shout about...The Timekeeper.  It weaves the stories of father time, an old man, and a teen together.  They each have their problems, all dealing in the concept of time: not enough of it or too much.  -and father time, well he is being punished for creating time!  For such a short book, it'll make you think.  It was the first book to summon up that overwhelming 'happy-sad' feeling for me... with those plot culminating sentences at the end...  and (I'm not ashamed to say) I'll repeat to myself long after, just to prolong the impact.

— Rachel

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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.

Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.

About the Author


Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. For One More Day, his second novel, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781401322786
ISBN-10: 1401322786
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: September 4th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
 

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