Por un día más (For One More Day)

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"Toda familia es una historia de fantasmas..."

Mitch Albom conquistó lectores en todo el mundo con los bestsellers número uno en el New York Times, Las cinco personas que encontrarás en el cielo y Martes con mi viejo profesor. Ahora regresa con esta bellísima e inolvidable novela sobre el amor familiar y las oportunidades que dejamos pasar.

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Overview

"Toda familia es una historia de fantasmas..."

Mitch Albom conquistó lectores en todo el mundo con los bestsellers número uno en el New York Times, Las cinco personas que encontrarás en el cielo y Martes con mi viejo profesor. Ahora regresa con esta bellísima e inolvidable novela sobre el amor familiar y las oportunidades que dejamos pasar.

Por un día más es la historia de una relación entre una madre y un hijo que dura toda una vida y mucho más. Explora la siguiente pregunta: ¿Qué harías tú si pudieras pasar un día más con un ser querido que ya no está?

De niño, Charley Benetto aprende de su padre que "Puedes ser un niño de mamá o un niño de papá. Pero no puedes ser ambas cosas a la vez." Entonces elige a su padre y lo idolatra -- hasta el día en que desaparece. A los once años, Charley queda en manos de su madre, quien muy valientemente lo cría ella sola a pesar de la vergüenza y el anhelo de Charley por ser parte de una familia completa.

Décadas más tarde, Charley es un hombre descompuesto. El alcohol y el remordimiento han ido desmoronando su vida. Pierde su trabajo. Deja a su familia. Toca fondo al descubrir que su única hija no lo invitó a su matrimonio.

Entonces decide quitarse la vida.

A medianoche emprende un viaje a su pequeño pueblo natal para acabar con su existencia. Pero al fracasar hasta en eso, se tambalea hasta su antigua casa, donde hace un increíble descubrimiento. Su madre -- que murió ochoaños atrás -- aún se encuentra en la casa y lo recibe como si nada hubiera pasado.

Lo que sigue es un día "cualquiera" como el que muchos anhelamos, una oportunidad para reconciliarnos con un familiar desaparecido, para explicar secretos familiares y para buscar perdón. En algún lugar entre esta vida y la otra, Charley se entera de cosas que nunca había sabido sobre su madre y lo mucho que sacrificó. Y con su cariñosa ayuda, Charley intenta recomponer los trozos rotos de su vida.

Por medio de los inspiradores personajes y la magistral escritura de Albom, los lectores volverán a apreciar a las personas que quieren -- y creen haber perdido -- en sus propias vidas. Por un día más es un libro para cualquier miembro de la familia y que será apreciado por los millones fans de Albom en todo el mundo.

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Editorial Reviews

James McBride
"Por un día más te hará sonreír. Te hará entristecer. Te hará contener lágrimas de nostalgia. Pero más que nada, te hará creer en el eterno poder del amor de una madre."--(James McBride, autor de The Color of Water)
Publishers Weekly
In Albom's, second novel, retired baseball player Charley "Chick" Benetto-facing the pain of unfulfilled ambitions, alcohol abuse, divorce, and estrangement from a grown daughter-returns to his abandoned childhood home and attempts suicide in a bungling fit of rage. He encounters the spirit of his deceased mother, Pauline "Posey" Benetto, who Chick thoughtlessly took for granted during both his formative years as cocky athlete and his booze-soaked adulthood. Miraculously, Chick can now apologize to Posey for his ingratitude concerning the sacrifices she made as a single, working mother. Albom narrates with finesse, particularly in Chick's wistful litany of his mother's pearls of wisdom, "A child embarrassed by his mother is just a child who hasn't lived long enough." If Posey's truisms may not necessarily break new literary ground, Albom deserves credit for giving her depth and complexity that transcend familiar pop culture notions of motherhood in '50s America. The gentle strumming of musical accompaniment befits Albom's brand of writing. This "ghost story" provides an affirming tale of moral instruction and emotional catharsis. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 28). (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401309503
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 327,562
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch  Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright and screenwriter, who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant no.1 New York Times bestseller that has since sold over six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

Mariano Antolín Rato is an internationally recognized translator. He lives in Spain.

Biography

You might call Mitch Albom a jock-of-all-trades. Before becoming one of America's most beloved sport commentators and columnists, Albom was an amateur boxer, a nightclub singer and pianist, and a stand-up comedian. He is a nationally syndicated fixture of radio and print, and has been featured as an analyst on ESPN. He has covered college football and college basketball in two successful nonfiction books, and the best of his articles have been collected in a series of anthologies called Live Albom. However, what catapulted Albom into the literary limelight was the mega-selling 1997 memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie, his first book to sidestep sports altogether..

Tuesdays... is a moving account of Albom's reconnection with his old Brandeis professor and college mentor, Morrie Schwartz. After learning Schwartz had been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, Albom sought him out in Boston, and throughout a long, harrowing year, they spent every Tuesday together. As he faced his inevitable death, Schwartz shared a lifetime of memories, regrets, fears, and philosophical insights with his former student. A story that could easily have toppled into maudlin sentimentality, the memoir succeeded in large part because of Albom's skillful writing. Published in 30 languages in 34 countries, the book remains an international bestseller.

In 2003, Albom forayed into fiction with The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the emotionally resonant story of an old man who dies, convinced his life has had no meaning -- only to discover that nothing could be further from the truth. It, too, scored a huge success for the author – as did his followup novel, For One Day More.

Good To Know

The Oprah Winfrey-produced version of Tuesdays with Morrie, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria, won 4 Emmy Awards and was the most-watched TV movie of 1999.

Before Albom was a household name, he was known on the comedy circuit as the warm-up act for Gabe "Welcome Back Kotter" Kaplan.

Albom is an enthusiastic philanthropist, having founded two charitable programs, the Dream Fund and A Time to Help.

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    1. Hometown:
      Franklin, Michigan
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 23, 1958
    2. Place of Birth:
      Passaic, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Brandeis University, 1979; M.J., Columbia University, 1981; M.B.A., Columbia University, 1982

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