WARREN, Mich., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Times best-selling author and award-winning Detroit journalist Mitch Albom will sign copies of his highly-acclaimed new novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, at Art Van Furniture in Warren (6500 E. 14 Mile Road) on Saturday, December 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is part of the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer's Art Van Wonderland holiday extravaganza. The first 200 guests will receive a complimentary, personally signed copy of Albom's New York Times bestseller. The book will also be available for purchase at the event.
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto follows a fictional musical icon ("the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth") as he immigrates to America as a child with only an old guitar with six magical blue strings given to him by his teacher. His gift becomes his burden as he realizes that he can actually affect people's futures. A musician himself, Albom co-wrote songs with musical artists Ingrid Michaelson and Mat Kearney featured on The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion, a soundtrack to the book.
"Mitch Albom has done it again with a fascinating, entertaining tale about the power of talent to change lives," said Gary Van Elslander, president of Art Van Furniture. "We are happy to welcome Mitch back this year to Art Van Wonderland. His newest bestseller is a perfect, Michigan-made holiday gift for family and friends."
Albom's previous books all have reached No. 1 on the New York Times' bestseller list, including The First Phone Call From Heaven, The Time Keeper, For One More Day, Have a Little Faith, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and Tuesdays With Morrie. Collectively, his books have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 98 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
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