How far will the winds of friendship take a book?

I have a goal for the books I write: make them sufficiently moving that my friends will recommend them to their friends. And their friends will do the same. And so on.

As the first book left my hands, it had five bookmarks pressed inside. Today, thousands of books have found homes on bookshelves across the country, and across the world. Because someone cared enough about the novel to share a heartfelt recommendation. What loftier goal for a book than to move in the jet stream of friendship? Thank you.