Alborn, Mitch (2004). The 5 People You Meet in Heaven. Hyperion. By the author of Tuesdays with Morrie this powerful novel recounts the life of a simple yet dignified old man Eddie. After dying in a freak accident on his 83rd birthday, Eddie finds himself in heaven where he encounters five people who have significantly affected his life, whether he realized at the time or not. One by one, Eddie’s five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. This original story will change everything you’ve ever thought about the afterlife — and the meaning of our lives here on earth.