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The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom

Published: 2013-10-01
Paperback : 240 pages
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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.

Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.

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What is the one constant in time and why is this important to know?
Why did God get angry with Dor for creating time?
What role does hope play with time?
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  "The time keeper"by mreylek (see profile) 12/09/16

I read the first three lines and I was hooked!

 
by nmsanders34488 (see profile) 01/27/16

 
  "The Time Keeper"by wendywedde (see profile) 02/27/15

This was an interesting book which really gave me a new perspective on Time.... & what would the world be like if we actually did not have clocks (or other time pieces) and just used the natural rythmns... (read more)

 
  "The Timekeeper"by mrblock (see profile) 10/21/14

Time, it either goes to fast or to slow BUT we always want more of it. How did time begin and how did it affect mankind is the theme of this book. When done with this book you will wonder what you are... (read more)

 
  "The Timekeeper "by Librarykitty (see profile) 07/02/13

Entrancing and inspiring...this novel sucked me right into the story and held me there until the end. Loved the set up and the author's ability to weave together the lives of characters who are all so... (read more)

 
  "The Time Keeper"by bj49h50 (see profile) 06/03/13

Started out slow but ended up with a moral.

 
  "The Timekeeper"by nmatt0218 (see profile) 06/03/13

A lovely story reinforcing that time is precious because it is limited.

 
  "Time"by tpurcell (see profile) 04/18/13

This book is about how people think about time. The main characters are Dor, Sarah and Victor. I was able to read it in two airplace rides. I would recommend this book!

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