A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless (MP3 CD)
In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In "A Gift of Hope," she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine.
For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the cribs of the city's most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking up to bring attention to their plight.
In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author talks publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.
By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel's "A Gift of Hope" is a true act of advocacy and love.
About the Author
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels in print. Her many international bestsellers include Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, Friends Forever, Betrayal, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina s life and death, A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless, and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved.
Angela Dawe's work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Among Angela's recordings are "The Sheen on the Silk" by Anne Perry and "Savor the Moment" by Nora Roberts.