Author and journalist Mitch Albom’s latest work of fiction, Human Touch, is a tale for our times. It follows the lives of four families who share a single street corner in a small town in Michigan and how a viral contagion effects their community. It brings some of them closer together while others succumb to fear and mistrust. A boy with inexplicable powers holds the key to their hopes, only he’s disappeared. Albom, the best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is writing the novel in real time and putting new chapters on his website ( every week. Chapter Seven is available on Friday, May 22, and it can be accessed for free along with all previous chapters 

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