Friday, May 27, 2011

giveaway: treasures from the attic

Thanks to Doubleday, two people will win Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family by Mirjam Pressler.

Here's the publisher description:
"The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her surviving family. But in the attic in this particular house, a treasure trove of historic importance is found. Rarely does this become an actuality, but when Helene Elias died, no one could put a price on what she left behind.

Helene Elias was born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and therefore aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the house she inherited from her mother, and eventually passed on to her son, Buddy Elias, Anne’s cousin and childhood playmate, was the documented legacy of the Frank family: a vast collection of photos, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved throughout decades—a cache of over 6,000 documents in all.

Chronicled by Buddy’s wife, Gertrude, and renowned German author Mirjam Pressler, these findings weave an indelible, engaging, and endearing portrait of the family that shaped Anne Frank. They wrote to one another voluminously; recounted summer holidays, and wrote about love and hardships. They reassured one another during the terrible years and waited anxiously for news after the war had ended. Through these letters, they rejoiced in new life, and honored the memories of those they lost.

Anne’s family believed themselves to ordinary members of Germany’s bourgeoisie. That they were wrong is part of history, and we celebrate them here with this extraordinary account."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower (one extra each for the blog and Twitter) or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on June 18. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Doubleday the winners must have a mailing addresses in the US; no PO Boxes.

13 comments:

  1. I would love to read Treasures from the Attic :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  3. Looks like a great story. Thanks for the info and chance to win.
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  4. GFC follower.
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  5. just an amazing read as you've portrayed it!
    blstef1 at mts dot net
    thank you for this opportunity...

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    how about selecting a profile pic? maybe something cool w/ books?:))

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  7. Please enter me

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  8. I'm a GFC follower

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  9. I just heard of this book! I would love to read it!

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  10. I follow via GFC.

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