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For One More Day
Original title For One More Day
Author Mitch Albom
Genre Fiction
Language English
Characters Charley Benetto, Pauline 'Posey' Benetto, Len Benetto, Roberta, Maria, Catherine
Published September 12, 2006
ISBN 9780786277567
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Mitch Albom’s For One More Day is the story of a mother and son, and the love between them. The story begins with the son, Charlie, as an adult, estranged from his mother and on the verge of suicide. Charlie is saved by his daughter, who tells him that his mother has died. Charlie then goes to his mother’s funeral, where he meets his father, who is also estranged from him. Charlie’s father tells him that his mother had been planning to leave him, and that she had been having an affair. Charlie is shocked and hurt by this revelation, and he leaves the funeral without speaking to his father.Charlie then tries to kill himself again, but he is saved by a mysterious woman who looks like his mother. The woman takes him to her home, where she tells him that she is a witch and that she can give him one more day with his mother. Charlie agrees, and the next day he wakes up to find himself back in his mother’s house, when he was a child. Charlie spends the day with his mother, and he learns about her life and her love for him. At the end of the day, Charlie’s mother tells him that he has to choose between staying with her or going back to his own life. Charlie chooses to go back, and he wakes up in the present, with no memory of what happened.However, Charlie is changed by the experience, and he begins to cherish the memories of his mother that he has. He also begins to repair his relationship with his father. Charlie’s story is a touching tale of love, loss, and redemption.

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