Mitch Albom strikes emotional gold, again.
It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty-five years since Mitch Albom’s first book, Tuesdays With Morrie, was originally published, the one that turned the sports writer I watched most Sundays on ESPN’s Sports Reporters into an internationally acclaimed author.
Since then, all of his books have become instant New York Times bestsellers, including The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Have a Little Faith. Five of Albom’s books have gone on to become feature films.
Since Albom doesn’t publish books too often, I was excited to see The Stranger in the Lifeboat on the “new titles” table while I was Christmas shopping.
The story moves between land, sea, and news reports, as the tale of a sunken luxury yacht filled with dignitaries unfolds. At sea is a lifeboat with nine survivors from the yacht. One of the passengers narrates as he recounts the events in a journal he wrote to his wife as he drifts aimlessly, wondering if he will live or die.
Early on, the survivors came upon a man floating in the water, and when they pulled him onto the lifeboat, he proclaimed he was the Lord. Thus begins a story of hope and faith, of loss and loneliness, with twists and turns to keep you in suspense until the end.
If you haven’t tried downloading a book on Audible yet, The Stranger in the Lifeboat might be the title that gets you hooked, especially since it’s read
by Albom himself!