The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

By Mitch Albom

“A fantastically rendered story of religion and redemption that makes us imagine, suppose, and hope—and then doubt after which think, as purely Mitch Albom could make us do.”—Garth Stein, writer of The artwork of Racing within the Rain

One morning within the small city of Coldwater, Michigan, the telephones commence ringing. The voices say they're calling from heaven. Is it the best miracle ever? Or a few merciless hoax? As information of those unusual calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to join it.

At a similar time, a disgraced pilot named Sully Harding returns to Coldwater from felony to find his native land gripped by means of “miracle fever.” Even his younger son contains a toy mobile, hoping to listen to from his mom in heaven.

As the calls raise, and evidence of an afterlife starts off to floor, the town—and the world—transforms. simply Sully, confident there's not anything past this unhappy lifestyles, digs into the phenomenon, decided to disprove it for his baby and his personal damaged heart.

Moving seamlessly among the discovery of the phone in 1876 and an international captivated with the subsequent point of conversation, Mitch Albom takes readers on a panoramic trip of frenzied hope.

“Beautiful and shrewdpermanent. might be the main stirring and transcendent heaven tale on account that box of Dreams.” —Matthew Quick,  writer of The solid success of correct Now

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He observed Indian undefined, and a desk packed with teens in non secular garments that he couldn’t establish. “Excuse me, hello, are you from right here? ” a fellow in a blue ski parka requested, sliding along Jack’s stool. “Why? ” “I’m with Channel 4 from Detroit. We’re chatting with humans in regards to the miracles. you recognize. the telephone calls? may well we get you on digital camera for a fast minute? It won’t take lengthy. ” Jack glanced on the door. extra humans have been streaming in. Morning espresso at Frieda’s have been his day-by-day regimen for thus lengthy, he may stroll from domestic to the counter and not open his eyes. yet this was once uncomfortable. He nonetheless hadn’t instructed Doreen approximately his calls from Robbie—not after she instructed him. For a few cause, he felt he had to hear first. to collect info. Doreen stated Robbie instructed her he used to be in heaven, he was once secure, and that “the finish used to be now not the tip. ” while she requested Jack what he notion, he stated, “Doreen, does it make you content? ” and he or she all started crying and acknowledged, “I don’t be aware of, convinced, oh my God, I don’t comprehend any of this. ” He didn’t wish those newshounds understanding approximately his ex-wife. He didn’t wish them realizing approximately him. He thought of Tess. He didn’t wish them realizing approximately her, both. “You’d be on TV,” the fellow within the ski parka suggested, as though attempting to shut a deal. “I’m simply passing through,” Jack acknowledged, losing funds at the counter and relocating towards the door. Jason Turk unlocked the worker front of the Dial-Tek cell heart. He yawned loudly. A rangy twenty-seven-year-old with a Felix the Cat tattoo on his bicep, he used to be exhausted from one other past due evening taking part in on-line games. He grabbed a can of Coke from a small fridge, took a couple of gulps, then belched, reminding himself of whatever his female friend frequently acknowledged: “Jason, your conduct are disgusting. ” He entered the workplace, pulled off his sweater, and pulled on a short-sleeved blue-and-silver paintings blouse that learn DIAL-TEK. He leafed via yesterday’s mail. An envelope from the company place of work. one other envelope from the company place of work. A brochure for cleansing providers. The buzzer sounded. He glanced at his watch. It used to be 8:10 a. m. He anticipated one of many supply truck drivers. but if he opened the again door, he observed a tall man in an outdated suede jacket. “Hi. I’m Sully. With the Gazette. ” “Oh, correct. I’m Jason. ” “Hey. ” “You’re new. ” “Yeah. begun final week. ” Didn’t glance too satisfied approximately it, Jason proposal. “Come on in. ” “I wager we’re hoping you must re-up for one more 3 months—” “Save the pitch,” Jason stated, waving his hand. “My boss already gave me the payment. ” He rummaged via a drawer. “What occurred to the woman they despatched the final couple of occasions? Victoria? ” “Dunno,” Sully stated. Too undesirable, Jason inspiration. She used to be adorable. “Anyhow, the following you move. ” He passed Sully an envelope, marked GAZETTE: OCTOBER–DECEMBER. “Thanks,” Sully acknowledged. “No challenge. ” Jason swigged his Coke, then held out the can. “Mmm. you will want one? ” “I’m strong. I’ll get going—” Bnnnpp! They became. “What used to be that? ” Jason requested. “I don’t know,” Sully stated.

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