Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Time Keeper

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which lets bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are looking forward to.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Release Date: September 11th, 2012)

This looks like a book I would enjoy very much!

From the author of Tuesdays with Morrie (read it) and The Five People You Meet in Heaven (haven't read it) "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."

From Goodreads:
"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."

4 comments:

Annabelle said...

This looks really interesting! Happy Reading!

Annabelle said...

Check out my pick! My WoW!

forgot my link!

Elle said...

Great pick! Haven't heard of it before, but it sounds very interesting! :)
My WoW!

Neyhart said...

Thanks for the comments!