Book of the Week: The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, the uber-bestselling author of the memoir Tuesdays with Morrie (which spent four straight years on the New York Times list) is back with a new novel, The First Phone Call From Heaven, which explores the question, “What if the end is not the end?”

Coldwater, a small town on Lake Michigan, begins to attract worldwide attention when its residents start receiving calls from loved ones who have passed away. While some accept it as the greatest miracle ever, others believe it to be a massive hoax. Sully Harding, a grief-stricken widower with a young son, is convinced there is nothing beyond this sad life and is determined to find out the truth.

Interweaving the true story of Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone, with the fictional narrative of Coldwater, Albom has crafted a compelling story of grief, faith, and the resilience of the human heart.