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A return to form for author Mitch Albom

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The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
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TheStranger in the Lifeboat” is a stunning new novel from the bestselling author of global phenomenon “Tuesdays with Morrie.”اضافة اعلان

In “The Stranger in the Lifeboat,” Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell?

The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered — a year later — when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat.

It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened.

A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The “Stranger in the Lifeboat” suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.

Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, 10 strangers try to survive while they wait for rescue.

After three days, short on water, food, and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves.

They pull him on board — and the survivor claims he can save them.
But should they put their trust in him?
Will any of them see home again?
And why did the ship really sink?

“The Stranger in the Lifeboat” is not only a deeply moving novel about the power of love and hope in the face of danger, but also a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end.

Booklist has called the novel “An ethereal narrative resounding with themes of loss, despair, and redemption. Albom’s many fans will welcome this return to his signature fiction, which is sure to garner new admirers, too. ”  

New York Journal of Books has called it “Fast-paced and compelling, ‘The Stranger in the Lifeboat’ is thought-provoking, hope-filled, and inspirational.”  
Mitch Albom is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, which have collectively sold more than 40 million copies in 47 languages worldwide. He has written seven number-one New York Times bestsellers — including “Tuesdays with Morrie,” the bestselling memoir of all time, which topped the list for four straight years.

He has also wrote award-winning TV films, stage plays, screenplays, a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and a musical. Through his work at the Detroit Free Press, he was inducted into both the National Sports Media Association and Michigan Sports halls of fame and is the recipient of the 2010 Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement.

After bestselling memoir “Finding Chika” and “Human Touch,” the weekly serial written and published online in real-time to raise funds for pandemic relief, his latest work is a return to fiction with “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” (Harper, November 2021). He founded and oversees SAY Detroit, a consortium of nine different charitable operations in his hometown, including a nonprofit dessert shop and food product line to fund programs for Detroit’s most underserved citizens. He also operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

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