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The Heavenly Village


No one dies, in this lovely parable: "They just relocate." On the way to heaven there is a wayside station, a little town filled with people who have business they need to finish before ascending: the Heavenly Village. In interconnected stories, prefaced by biblical quotes, Rylant tells about six of the village's inhabitants. Evertee becomes the village Time-keeper, to give him time to appreciate life's beauties; Violet Rose, a baker, isn't ready to leave her beloved cats; a boy and his dog stay around to rescue people from danger; Isham the magician repents for a hit-and-run accident; a doctor makes time to be with his family, albeit as a ghost; Cordie, a runner, takes time to bless a young man on her route; Thomas, the potter, entertains God.


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