One of my favorite moments of our book tour for Gather at the Table took place last night. A couple came to Sharon’s and my event at American University. How they found out about it brought a huge smile to my face.
A couple weeks ago they were in their local library. They saw a movie that looked interesting to them. They had never heard of it, but checked out Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. They loved it and did some research about it online and found my website here. Checking the Appearances page, they saw that there was a new book and that Sharon and I would be near where they live last night. Voila! They came to American University.
Their journey continues; as do the serendipitous ways in which our lives intersect in this world.
How perfect, Tom! It's wonderful to see how often the film, your books, and our public programs resonate and inspire people to come together to learn and do more for racial justice and healing.
Now if I could just find the film to watch. Do you think it will ever be rentable? I hadn't thought of the library: I'll try that. Good luck on the rest of the tour: I'm so proud of you.
AND, Mel, you and me can work this out…. next time we're together, remind me to have it with me… ;o
I think that's wonderful! What a great surprise for you and for them to find you and Sharon right near their home! I hope they enjoyed your review of your new book! I'm sure they did!