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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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"Bestselling author Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) turns his attention to Father Time in his new fabulist page-turner. Long ago — before a word like 'ago' had any meaning — a man named Dor began to chart the passage of time, immediately realizing that 'all his days were numbered,' and so were his wife's. When she falls deathly ill, Dor climbs the Tower of Babel to beg the gods for help. But as a result of his brazenness, he is banished to a cave where he must endure listening to humanity plead for 'more hours, more years, more time.' After 6,000 years of torment, Dor is finally released back into the modern world with an enchanted hourglass and a mission: to teach two wayward souls the true value of time — Sarah Lemon, a distressed teen, who wishes the end would come quickly, and Victor Delamonte, a prosperous aging businessman trying his best to keep the end at bay. With a clever conceit and frequent shifts in perspective, Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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writermala, February 17, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
The Time keeper : Is this a fable about Dor, the inventor of the first clock? Or is it the tale of Victor, the world's fourteenth richest man, who craves immortality and is willing to pay any price for it? Or is it the story of Sarah the teenager and her first love? It is perhaps all three spun together magically by Mitch Albion.

Not only s the tale spellbinding, Albion uses it to expound on some truths which strike a chord in the reader such as, "once he could read, all knowledge was within reach,"; and, "with endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have."

As always Albion has succeeded in talking about a very serious subject in a very understandable way.
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bscheldt, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by bscheldt)
This is the best book I've read in some time! After reading this book, it will be awhile before you say "I wish it were the weekend."
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Jann, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Jann)
Mitch Albom is a fantastic writer. "The Time Keeper" really displays the perils of wishing time to be other than what it's meant to be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401322786
Author:
Albom, Mitch
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5.125 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestselling author Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) turns his attention to Father Time in his new fabulist page-turner. Long ago — before a word like 'ago' had any meaning — a man named Dor began to chart the passage of time, immediately realizing that 'all his days were numbered,' and so were his wife's. When she falls deathly ill, Dor climbs the Tower of Babel to beg the gods for help. But as a result of his brazenness, he is banished to a cave where he must endure listening to humanity plead for 'more hours, more years, more time.' After 6,000 years of torment, Dor is finally released back into the modern world with an enchanted hourglass and a mission: to teach two wayward souls the true value of time — Sarah Lemon, a distressed teen, who wishes the end would come quickly, and Victor Delamonte, a prosperous aging businessman trying his best to keep the end at bay. With a clever conceit and frequent shifts in perspective, Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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