The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom
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...of the crowd. A bridesmaid in a long lavender dress and a stitched straw hat moved through the guests, with a basket of candy-covered almonds. From afar, she looked to be in her 20s. "Per l'amaro e il dolce?" she said, offering her sweets. "Per l'amaro e il dolce? . . . Per l'amaro e il dolce? . . ." At the sound of her voice, Eddie's whole body shook. He began to sweat. Something told him to run, but something else froze his feet to the ground. She came his way. Her eyes found him from beneath the hat brim, which was topped with parchment flowers. "Per l'amaro e il dolce?" she said, smiling, holding out the almonds. "For the bitter and the sweet?" Her dark hair fell over one eye and Eddie's heart nearly burst. His lips took a moment to part, and the sound...
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