Eleanor Murphy Book Group: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Eddie's job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination, but where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit his life and reveal the haunting secret behind the eternal question: Why was I here?