Finding Chika Book by Mitch AlbomI had the great honor of interviewing Mitch Albom about his most recent book, Finding Chika: an Earthquake and the Making of a Family.

On my blog, Mitch shares about his writing process, how to tell a a story, deciding where to start, and discovering voice. He also shares the thinking behind the choices he makes as a writer.

Mitch is one of the most moving writers I know of and I learned a lot in this half hour with a master writer and storyteller.

You may know Mitch as the author of the bestselling memoir of all time (Tuesdays with Morrie), an author who’s sold over 40 million books worldwide to date!

bestselling author Mitch Albom with ChikaIn Finding Chika, you’ll get to know a new side of Mitch, as he shares the story of meeting Chika, an orphan at Have Faith Haiti Orphanage. In this extraordinary memoir, Mitch Albom shares about Chika’s impact on his life as he and his wife take Chika to the US and beyond to attempt to heal her cancer. Along the way, Chika opens their hearts as she will open yours when you read this beautiful and moving story.

Mitch Albom signing Finding Chika for Lisa Tener

Meeting Mitch in person at an event at Temple Beth-El Providence was a highlight of 2019. Thank you Robin Kall for once again bringing such extraordinary authors to Rhode Island!

And this brings me to the second interview, which you’ll find at Jewish Rhode Island, where Mitch explores the lessons in faith and love that Chika brought into his life. Mitch explores coming to terms with the sometimes harrowing adversity faced by children, and the ways his experiences with Chika and the other children at Have Faith Haiti Orphanage have informed his faith and his heart.

Mitch’s new memoir Finding Chika is one of those rare books that you finish and know that you will be carrying the characters—in this case real people—around in your heart for life.

 

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