'The Boy Who Went to Heaven' author retracts story, best-selling book is pulled

January 16, 2015 3:27 PM

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'The Boy Who Went to Heaven' author retracts story, best-selling book is pulled

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2009 file photo, Beth Malarkey, left, covers up her son, Alex, right, with a blanket after surgery as Alex's father, Kevin, watches at University Hospital's Case Western Reserve Medical Center in Cleveland. Alex Malarkey was in a 2004 car crash left him paralyzed below the neck and was receiving an artificial breathing device. Spokesman Todd Starowitz of Tyndale House, a leading Christian publisher, confirmed Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, that Alex Malarkeys The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World was being withdrawn. Earlier this week, Alex Malarkey acknowledged in an open letter that he was lying, saying that he had been seeking attention. The book was first published in 2010. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NEW YORK – A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.

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