Destined to be another Mitch Albom classic. Touching on the issues of death, heaven, the afterlife, and all that goes with it. When the residents of a small (real but fictional) town in Michigan start getting phone calls from dead relatives, a media frenzy ensues. Who will get the story? Who has received a call? Are they real? We follow several characters through the mess and beauty that is life during this ordeal. We’re left wondering. Is heaven real? Will anyone ever really get a phone call from heaven? Interspersed between the fiction were some (assuming) real stories about Alexander Graham Bell who holds the telephone patent. I’m not sure if this was awesome or annoying. Maybe I’d rather that the whole bit about him was in the beginning? Nevertheless I found the bits about him interesting and if factual, pretty amazing.
If you could get a phone call from heaven, who would you want to talk to?