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Title the five people you meet in heaven Author Mitch Albom Type Fiction Pages 196 Copyright Date 2003 Synopsis The book starts off with the death of Eddie Eddie was an average man He was the Head Maintenance Engineer at an amusement park Ruby Pier He dies in a semi-heroic attempt to save a little girl as an amusement ride plummets hundreds of feet down to where the girl is standing Eddie who has a bad knee wounded from the Vietnam War makes a last ditch effort to save the girl The last thing Eddie feels is a pair of hands He awakens to see himself back at same location but in a different time in the 1920s Eddie is a child again Eddie meets his first person the first step to getting to heaven The person is the Blue Man a sideshow attraction Eddie finds out that he was responsible for this mans death even though he was only a child at the time The second person is Eddies commanding officer from Vietnam Eddies third is a lady he had never known The ladys name was Ruby The fourth person Eddie meets is his wife who died when she was forty-seven years old The fifth was a small Asian child When Eddie was in Vietnam he was captured and was held as a POW Eddie and his unit was forced to do various tasks like gathering coal to help the enemys war efforts He endured six years of this strenuous labor One day he decided that he had enough They escaped that day and torched the whole camp to the ground Among the casualties were four guards and the little girl It was not intentional and Eddie never realized he had killed a little girl until he met her in heaven Eddie met this girl unexpectedly Now Eddie waits for a little girl to meet him the girl that he lost his life
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