Book Spotlight: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski & Giveaway (3 copies)

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I’m spotlighting a book for you entitled An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.  This book sounds so amazing and heart wrenching at the same time and it has gotten fantastic reviews on Amazon.  I’m going to share with you what the book is about and you’ll see why I can’t wait to read it myself.  Be sure to check out the great giveaway as well at the end of the post!

 

About An Invisible Thread

“Excuse me lady, do you have any spare change? I am hungry.”

When I heard him, I didn’t really hear him. His words were part of the clatter, like a car horn or someone yelling for a cab. They were, you could say, just noise—the kind of nuisance New Yorkers learn to tune out. So I walked right by him, as if he wasn’t there.

But then, just a few yards past him, I stopped.

And then—and I’m still not sure why I did this—I came back.

When Laura Schroff first met Maurice on a New York City street corner, she had no idea that she was standing on the brink of an incredible and unlikely friendship that would inevitably change both their lives. As one lunch at McDonald’s with Maurice turns into two, then into a weekly occurrence, Laura learns heart-wrenching details about Maurice’s horrific childhood.

Sprinkled throughout the book is also Laura’s own story of her turbulent childhood. Every now and then, something about Maurice’s struggles reminds her of her past, how her father’s alcohol-induced rages shaped the person she became and, in a way, led her to Maurice.

As their friendship grows, Laura offers Maurice simple experiences he comes to treasure: learning how to set a table, trimming a Christmas tree, visiting her nieces and nephew on Long Island, and even having homemade lunches to bring to school.

AN INVISIBLE THREAD is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned thirty years and brought life to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy.

An Invisible Thread website
Photos from An Invisible Thread
A Q&A with Laura Schroff
Excerpts from An Invisible Thread
Reading Guide for An Invisible Thread
Find An Invisible Thread on Facebook
Follow An Invisible Thread on Twitter
Buy your own copy of An Invisible Thread at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

 

Check out the Book Trailer…


An Invisible Thread
from UMBRASOLUTIONS on Vimeo.
 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

I have 3 copies of An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski up for giveaway to my readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry simply leave a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog (I’ll be changing this soon as GFC is disappearing for non-blogger sites – keep a look out for it).  If you already follow, just let me know and I’ll pass the extra entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will be drawing for the winners on Saturday, March 17/12.  Good luck everyone!

Comments

  1. Barb C. says

    What a different friendship. This looks like an interesting book. I’m really curious how this all turns out.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book!

  2. Linda B says

    This sounds like such a heart warming story. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a GFC follower.

    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Diane B says

    I love true stories. They make me remember that we all have a story no mAtter who we are. This one looks like a good one. I’m so happy that you brought it to my attention. That’s why I’m a follower. I give it a tweet. Thanks for the giveaway. 😉

  4. LilMissMolly says

    Thanks for the entry. I’m a GFC follower.
    I like stories that have intertwined and connected stories that at first seem unrelated.

  5. says

    Once in awhile we all need to reminded of things we take for granted. “The Blind Side” did that for me, and I loved it. This sounds similar, and I can’t wait to read it!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. laurie blum says

    I love the oportunity to win wonderful book and am going to sign up for your newsletter – thanks :)

  7. Teresa Lukey says

    I love uplifting stories, it helps us remember what is truly important. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Beth says

    This sounds like a compelling read. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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