A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
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A stirring account of courage, hope, and victory, A Chance in the World is the extraordinary story of what is possible when you dare to believe.

"Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it."

Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, he finds his only refuge in a box of books gifted to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and gains hope that one day he might have a different life, that one day he will find his true home. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears.

A Chance in the World is the unbelievable true story of a broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve's story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a new place, where love awaits.

 

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Contents

A Mysterious Past
97
The Journey Home
185
Acknowledgments
255
About the Author
257
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About the author (2012)

Steve Pembertonnbsp;is Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company's 110 year history. Prior to assuming his role at Walgreens, Steve Pemberton was Chief Diversity Officer and Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion at Monster.com, the leading global online careers property. Steve and his wife, Tonya are the proud parents of three children.

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