Mitch Albom, author of The First Phone Call From Heaven, on tour November/December 2013

Posted By on August 21, 2013

The First Phone Call From HeavenAbout The First Phone Call From Heaven

• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: Harper (November 12, 2013)

One autumn day, in a small town on Lake Michigan, the phones begin ringing. The people calling are all deceased. They talk about heaven. They say they are safe and happy. Each call is greeted differently—some with relief, some with love, some with religious zeal, some with fear.

On that same day, Sully Harding is released from jail for a crime he may not have committed. During his time behind bars, his wife, Giselle, passed away, leaving him a single father filled with heartbreak and regret. He returns to his hometown hoping to rebuild his life. Instead, he finds a community increasingly gripped by miracle fever. As the mysterious phone calls become more frequent, outsiders begin flocking from all over the world to be part of the blessing, changing the small town indelibly, and turning local citizens into worshipped heroes.

When his own son begins to carry a toy cell phone awaiting word from his mother, Sully has had enough. He sets out to prove that the phenomenon is a hoax. But is it? Or could this be the world’s greatest miracle? Do the calls give people hope, or do they imprison the receivers to a never-ending cycle of grief?

The story follows several residents whose lives have been irrevocably touched when they are confronted with evidence that heaven exists. This remarkable novel takes us on a journey both of individual healing and society’s response to the question of life after life.

Part mystery, part allegory, The First Phone Call from Heaven is a heart-racing page-turner and a soul-fulfilling tale of faith, hope and love.

Photo credit Jenny Risher

Photo credit Jenny Risher

About Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-eight territories and in forty-four languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

Find out more about Mitch at his website, connect with him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and sign up for his newsletter.

Mitch’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, October 30th: Semi-Country Life

Thursday, October 31st: Alison’s Book Marks

Friday, November 1st: Love at First Book

Monday, November 4th: Lisa’s Yarns

Wednesday, November 6th: Seaside Book Nook

Thursday, November 7th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Monday, November 11th: She’s Got Books On Her Mind

Wednesday, November 13th: One Book at a Time

Thursday, November 14th: A Utah Mom’s Life

Friday, November 15th: Excellent Library

Monday, November 18th: Drey’s Library

Wednesday, November 20th: Teena in Toronto

Thursday, November 21st: Wall-to-Wall Books

Monday, November 25th: Lavish Bookshelf

Tuesday, November 26th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, November 27th: A Novel Review

Monday, December 2nd: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Monday, December 2nd: The Best Books Ever

Tuesday, December 3rd: Book-alicious Mama

Wednesday, December 4th: BoundbyWords

Thursday, December 5th: Walking With Nora

Friday, December 6th: The Book Wheel

Monday, December 9th: Suko’s Notebook

Tuesday, December 10th: Found Between the Covers

Wednesday, December 11th: A Dream Within a Dream

Thursday, December 12th: Book Snob

Monday, December 16th: The Well-Read Redhead

Tuesday, December 17th: My Bookshelf

Wednesday, December 18th: Literary Time Out

Friday, December 20th: Books a la Mode

Date TBD: Good Girl Gone Redneck

TBD: Brooklyn Berry Designs

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