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| ||The Next Person You Meet In Heaven|
by Mitch Albom
Library Journal Annie's life has never been easy, especially after the tragic incident at Ruby Piers amusement park. As a little girl, then as a teen, she struggles with the physical and emotional issues regarding her reattached hand. Annie blames herself for every bad incident in her life. The winds shift as she reconnects with Paulo, her best friend from high school, after years apart. Now Annie and Paulo have just begun a new chapter as a wedded couple. Excitement turns to fear as a terrible tragedy sends them both to the emergency room just hours after the ceremony. When Annie wakes up in heaven, she encounters the five beings that most influenced the course of her life. They skillfully guide her past her self-recriminations to show her the beauty and grace of our interconnected lives. VERDICT Albom's gift for storytelling continues to shine in this sequel to his best-selling The Five People You Meet in Heaven. With true-to-life characters, this quick parable serves as a reminder that through empathy and forgiveness, we can survive our losses. In turn, our troubles are mere beginnings to a future of wonderful possibilities. [See Prepub Alert, 4/23/18.]-Joy Gunn, Paseo Verde Lib., Henderson, NV © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book list Fifteen years after the publication of his blockbuster best-seller, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003), Albom returns with a sequel set 20-odd years into the future. Annie, the little girl Eddie sacrificed his own life in order to save, has grown up. Life has not been without its struggles for Annie, who was left with both a disability and an overly protective mother after the accident at Ruby Pier Amusement Park. However, things appear to be on the upswing as she reunites with and marries Paolo, her childhood sweetheart. Of course, there are no simplistic, happily-ever-after endings in the Albom universe, and Annie and Paolo prove there are no exceptions to that rule. After a horrific accident on her wedding day, Annie is whisked up to heaven, where she not only meets up with Eddie but also four others whose lives she touched and impacted in meaningful ways. As Annie learns her lessons about the meaning and value of both life and death, Albom wraps up this heartfelt fable with a totally unexpected twist. Order plenty of copies and warn readers to keep their hankies handy! HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Albom's many-millions-sold hit, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003), ensures a large and ready audience for this much-heralded sequel.--Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2018 Booklist
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|Used Book Sale Thursday, November 15 from 10 am - 4 pm Roanoke Rapids Public Library Used Book Sale If you would like to volunteer to assist with the book sale, please call the library at 533-2890. If you have books or other materials to donate, please call ahead if you have more than one bag or box. Thank you for your support.|
|Math Tutorial Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 11 am This program will provide tutoring in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry and is open to students grades 9-12. Students from all high schools are welcome.|
|Writers Group Monday, Nov. 19 @ 5:30 pm. Group meets monthly to discuss writing pieces individuals have created. New members welcome. No registration required.|
|Teen Book Club Tuesdays, Nov. 20, 27 & Dec 4 @ 8 am @ Roanoke Rapids High School in the Media Center. Teens from grades 9-12 discuss books they are currently reading. New students as well as our current members are welcomed. This is the last meeting of the school year.|
|Storytime Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 10:30 am.|
|Thanksgiving Holiday Closings Roanoke Rapids Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 & Saturday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. The book drop will be open for the return of books and magazines when the library is closed. Please do not return videos or DVDs in the book drop. The library will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26 @ 10 am.|
|Decorating with Holiday Greens Tuesday, November 27 @ 1 pm Betty Bianconi will present steps to enhance holiday decorating around your home during the Holidays.|
|Wednesday DVD Frenzy Every Wednesday DVD/VIDEO Frenzy. It's out the R-O-O-F! Rent One One Free. Normal checkout limits and fines apply. Check with the Library Staff for information.|
|Wi-Fi Printing Roanoke Rapids Public Library now offers Wi-Fi Printing. You may print up to 25 pages at 40 cents per page. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Printouts may be picked up at the Library during operating hours. Patrons have 48 hours from the time they send their print job from their device to have their job available to be printed. The job won't be printed until the patron arrives at the Library. Contact library staff if you have questions.|
|Free Practice Driving Tests for NC Drivers Please cut and paste this URL into your web browser to access free practice driving tests: https://roanokerapidsnc.driving-tests.org|
|NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has two new digital collections through OverDrive. NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital can be access with a valid Roanoke Rapids library card and a PIN number. Contact or visit the Library for more information.|
|Kindles Roanoke Rapids Public Library now circulates Kindles. Visit or call the Library for more information. The Kindles and e-book loaded on these devices were purchased with a LSTA EZ Technology Grant from the State Library of North Carolina.|
|E-Book Program Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has a collection of e-books for its patrons through NC LIVE. The NC LIVE Homegrown E-book Collection has over 1,200 titles to chose and are provided with the cooperation of varied NC publishers. While these titles are not many of the current best sellers, the Library is hoping eventually to expand our e-books collection. Take a look by clicking the link on the home page in the lower right corner. You must have a RRPL card to access the collection. Contact the Library for more information.|