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In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's firstclock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished toa cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who seek moredays, more years.

Eventually, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magicalhourglass and a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people thetrue meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he soinnocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenagegirl who is about to give up on life and an old businessman who wants to liveforever. 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 originaltale 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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