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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Thanks to everyone who voted! This is our next book. It's 240 pages long and seems interesting. Please note we will be at Mangia pizza. We are going to give this place a try and if it doesn't work out... We can continue our search.
Manager says as long as most people purchased drinks or food there is no cost or minimum. Book details:
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 newest 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.

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  • Lisa

    My cat is having surgery today, so I am not sure if I will be able to make it. I did enjoy the book with some exceptions.

    February 17, 2014

    • Christine

      Hope the surgery went well

      2 · February 17, 2014

    • Lisa

      Thanks Christine! My cat is almost back to his old self...but it was a bit of an ordeal.

      February 23, 2014

  • Suzee

    I did read the book and I was hoping to come tonight but had a last minute family obligation that I have to attend to. In any case, this was a fun read. Definitely there was a message the author wanted to send. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I look forward to reading about the discussion.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Christine

    I have always enjoyed Albom's books. While this one was good.... I would not say it moved me the way some of his other books had. The message is a good one though- enjoy life- don't fret over time. Thanks to all who joined. It was nice to see new folks and liked seeing the folks who are normally at Peters group cross over to this group.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Kathy

    Not a big fan of the book, but a great discussion as always! Thanks Christine and everyone.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • David S.

    The book was good; the group, great. The discussion and interchange was worth the time to read the book!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I seem to have a case of food poisoning. Not much fun. Unfortunately, I can't make it tonight. Very disappointing for me because I enjoyed my first meeting so much.

    February 17, 2014

    • Christine

      Hope you feel better

      February 17, 2014

  • Kellie

    I'm very sorry to be canceling last minute, I was up with a sick kiddo all night & had to go pick up the oldest from school early today who's also now under the weather. =/ I finished the book a couple of weeks ago and was excited to hear what others had to say about it. I am quite disappointed to not be attending but hope everyone has a great time.

    February 17, 2014

    • Christine

      Sorry that you have to miss! But understand.

      February 17, 2014

  • Laneda

    I wasn't thrilled with "Tuesdays", maybe because it's the only audio book I ever heard. I guess I am addicted to the "written" word. This book sounds really good and I am looking forward to reading it, and hearing the discussion. The 17th is fine Christine. Gives me more time to read the book.

    January 31, 2014

  • Christine

    Hi, as mentioned, I'll be out of town for work the 10th and have to push this out to the 17th. My apologies.

    January 22, 2014

  • Christine

    Hi, I just finished the book yesterday. Just like Albom's other books, I read this in just a few days and enjoyed it. I did want to let everyone know that unfortunately I will be in Dallas for work on this day. Due to that, I will be moving our day to Thursday or the following Monday depending on when Mangia has the room available. My apologies.... Hate when work gets in the way of fun.:( I will try and update the invite today if I hear back from Mangia.

    January 20, 2014

  • Kathy

    I wanted to let everyone know that this book and the Goon Squad are both readily available at the Austin Public Library. At least today, there are many copies of both.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow what a provocative description. I will buy it and get started on reading it!

    1 · January 13, 2014

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