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The Five People You Meet In Heaven
The third person Eddie meets in heaven and also Ruby Pier's namesake. She teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and to forgive his father for the damage he caused in his life.
Eddie’s wife and only true love. Marguerite was the only happiness in Eddie's life. She is the fourth person he meets in heaven and she teaches him the lesson that love is not lost with death.
The fifth person Eddie meets in heaven. Tala was the little girl who Eddie saw crawling into the burning fort during the war. Although he lived most of his life in denial, he finds out in heaven that he did kill her in the fire. She teaches Eddie that his life did have a purpose which was to keep children safe at the pier.
A maintenance worker at Ruby Pier and friend of Eddie. After Eddie's death he plays a part in retrieving Eddie's documents and telling the pastor about Eddie's life for his funeral service. Dominquez also took over Eddie's job at Ruby Pier after his death.
Eddie's brother who grows to have a life and family in Florida.
A caring, typical mother figure throughout the story. Later in the story we learn that she was almost abused by Mickey Shea, which, in turn, lead to her husband's death.
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