Description (from the author’s website)
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—transform. 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 a virtuosic story of love, history, and belief.
My Review – 4 Stars
In The First Phone Call from Heaven, from the first phone call through the following weeks, as excitement and media frenzy builds in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, Albom draws the reader in. I considered the various characters and wondered: How would I respond or react under their circumstances? I especially liked how Albom, draws parallels to the invention of the telephone. This story slowly builds to an exciting pace and interesting conclusion.
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