Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Giveaway #2 - Silk Flowers Never Die by Stella Mazzucchelli (Three ARCs up for Grabs)

Silk Flowers Never Die: Love, Death, Mental Illness and Courage in an Internationally Renowned Family by Stella Mazzucchelli is the next book we're giving away in January.

This author went on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion last October. Silk Flowers Never Die is an important and intensely personal memoir, powerfully showing with humanity and humor, the difficulties that exist for any family trying to cope with schizophrenia and mental distress. In a compelling story that reveals how much stranger than fiction fact is, Stella Mazzucchelli describes her determination to preserve her son from the worst effects of mental illness, while his young wife is dying of cancer.

In the process of trying to rise to these challenges, Stella is transformed from a beautiful, over-protected Society woman with alcohol issues, to an impressive, courageous earth-mother who now campaigns to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness by using her privileged position to positive effect. This moving book is informative on a host of subjects, ranging from the lifestyle of the International Super-Rich to the profundities of facing terminal illness and mental disease. Due to its intelligence, insight, and compassion the appeal of this amazing story and struggle should be universal.

What Reviewers Are Saying about Silk Flowers Never Die!

"This book was powerful, intense and full of emotion." - A Mom After God's Own Heart

"Silk Flowers Never Die is a book with a wonderful message of hope and courage." - Reading Mama

Here's how to enter:

1) Mandatory: Follow this blog or let us know you are already a follower. Comment must include a working email address so that we can contact you if you win.

2) Get one additional entry for blogging about this contest. Leave a comment (with link) here telling us where you blogged about it.

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This giveaway will run from today until 11:59 p.m.(Eastern) on January 31st. Three winners will be announced in early February.

This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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