Author: Mitch Albom
Published: June 2013
Bought at Asia Books (525 Baht)
Does heaven really exist? Some people keep asking some question like that. Why they so curious about something like that? Exist or not, does it really matters? Maybe people desperately want to believe something, something beyond us.
“If you believe it, you don’t need prove” – page 280
This book begins with so many stories about different people lived in Coldwater, Michigan. It is a small city, so everybody knows each other. There is a military-pilot named Sully Harding who hadn’t expected the assignment to fly an airplane, so he got an alcohol a night before. The rule is you shouldn’t have an alcohol 12 hours before your duty. At the time he was about to land, he received incorrect instruction from ground control resulting a collision. Too bad, he’s wife that rushed to see what happened to him has a car crash of her own, hit by the ground control officer that on the way to escape from his mistake. Sully’s wife got totally injured, Sully pled guilty and sentence to prison because his blood report contained an alcohol and there is no flight recording that can prove his innocent. He’s wife died when he was in prison. After 10 months imprisoned, Sully changed into heartbroken, skeptical, atheist, and hopeless man, he tortures himself everyday with the same sentence “he wasn’t there” when his wife passed away.