Mitch Albom's latest work of fiction opens with an evocative scene. An ancient man, solitary in a cave, listens to the voices of people from Earth begging endlessly for one thing: more time.
The precise identity of this man isn't known for some time; instead, the novel introduces readers to two of the people whose voices the man hears. One is teenager Sarah Lemon. She longs for more time to prepare for her first date, with a handsome and seemingly unattainable boy who volunteers at the same homeless shelter with her on the weekends. Ethan is flirtatious but can be aloof, and Sarah can't quite believe that he's interested in her --- awkward Sarah Lemon, with her