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

February 25th, 2012

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!

91 Comments to “Book Spotlight: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski & Giveaway (3 copies)”

  1. I want to read this. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I am a follower via RSS.

  3. Oh, I think I’m going to need a box of kleenx to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I am a follower with GFC (until it disappears) and RSS feed.

  5. Pat L. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love a heartwarming book.

  6. Pat L. says:

    I am gfc follower.

  7. Lisa Garrett says:

    I just recently heard of this book and I would love to read more of the story.

  8. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via GFC and email.

  9. bookworm says:

    This one does sound gripping, looking forward to your review :)

  10. Ellie says:

    A most interesting giveaway. Many thanks.

  11. Ellie says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

  12. Anne says:

    This book would be memorable.

  13. Anne says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

  14. Marjorie says:

    This book is on my wish list.

  15. Marjorie says:

    I follow by google reader.

  16. DarcyO says:

    I’d love to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

  17. DarcyO says:

    I follow with GFC.

  18. lisa says:

    This sounds great! Would love to have the chance to get a copy.

  19. lisa says:

    I follow by Google Reader!

  20. Beth says:

    This looks great! Please enter me!

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  21. Beth says:

    I’m a Google Friend Connect follower.

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  22. Linda Kish says:

    This sounds wonderful! I would love to read it.

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  23. Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

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  24. Ann* says:

    sounds like a very heart warming story I would love to read . Thanks

  25. woohoo sounds like a good one, thanks for your giveaway! I have been following you for a while, and I just tweeted your post. I’m wordsandpeace on twitter.
    thanks again! Emma
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  26. Ann* says:

    GFC follower – amhengst

  27. Karen B says:

    This is a story for all to read!
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  28. Ann* says:

    email subscriber – amhengst at verizon dot net

  29. Karen B says:

    Email subscriber, GFC follower.
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  30. Ann* says:

    GFC – follower – amhengst
    email subscriber
    FB follower – amhengst

  31. Janine says:

    Entering…a blog follower…thanks!

  32. Sally Gawne says:

    Please enter me. It sounds like a wonderful book.

  33. Sally Gawne says:

    I am a follower. Plese enter me.

  34. Sally Gawne says:

    I am a follower.

  35. amandasue says:

    I’d love a chance to read this!

  36. amandasue says:

    I’m a follower thanks.

  37. mamabunny13 says:

    I would love to read this story. Thanks!
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  38. mamabunny13 says:

    I follow you via gfc – mamabunny13
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  39. Vicky B. says:

    I’ve been meaning to get a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +2 follow via GFC and RSS (Vicky B.)
    +3 tweeted about giveaway (Link: https://twitter.com/#!/LadyVee424/status/173479700381966336

  40. 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!

  41. Barb C. says:

    Following you on GFC #1

  42. Barb C. says:

    Following you on GFC #2

  43. Barb C. says:

    tweeted about this giveaway. #1

  44. Barb C. says:

    tweeted about this giveaway #2

  45. Barb C. says:

    tweeted about this giveaway #3

  46. bn100 says:

    This sounds like a very good book.

  47. bn100 says:

    I follow the blog.

  48. Terry M says:

    Sounds like a great book. Would love to read it. I am a follower.

    Tmrtini at gmail dot com

  49. 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

  50. Staci says:

    Holy moly…this is one that I want to read like immediately!!!!

    stacijoreads@gmail.com

  51. karenk says:

    thanks for the chancee to read this novel :)

    karenk
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  52. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  53. Patricia Boyle says:

    I really would like to win this book.

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  54. karenk says:

    i’m a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  55. Sandra K321 says:

    I saw this book on another site and something about it just caught my interest.
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  56. Sandra K321 says:

    I follow you with GFC as Sandra K321.

  57. Margie says:

    This sounds like a very inspiring book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Margie says:

    Currently a follower by
    -email
    -GFC

  59. Esme says:

    I picked this up from the library yesterday and finished it in bed this morning. Great story.

  60. Patricia N says:

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR. I’d love to read this amazing story!
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  61. Patricia N says:

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  62. Jenners says:

    This book just sounds like a heartbreaker.

  63. 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. ;-)

  64. 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.

  65. CassandraG says:

    What an inspirational story.
    GFC follower

  66. Patti D 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

  67. Patti D says:

    I follow you on GFC (1)
    sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)com

  68. Patti D says:

    I follow on GFC (2)

  69. laurie blum says:

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

  70. Teresa Lukey says:

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

  71. Teresa Lukey says:

    GFC Follower

  72. Beth says:

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

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

  73. Beth says:

    I’m already a follower and I tweeted the giveaway here:

    https://twitter.com/#!/bbulow12/status/176149051673284608

    Beth

  74. Maureen says:

    Please enter me.
    I follow on GFC
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/MaureenCE/status/176687297981456386

  75. Amazing story – that trailer brought tears to my eyes! I so want to read this! I love this kind of life changing story. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a GFC follower

  76. nfmgirl says:

    This book sounds very moving. Please count me in. Thank you!

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  77. nfmgirl says:

    I follow

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  78. Nancye Davis says:

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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  79. Nancye Davis says:

    GFC Follower

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    #1

  80. Nancye Davis says:

    GFC Follower

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    #2

  81. Nancye Davis says:

    I Tweeted!
    @NancyeDavis

    https://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/180556257286041600

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net
    #1

  82. Nancye Davis says:

    I Tweeted!
    @NancyeDavis

    https://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/180556257286041600

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    #2

  83. Nancye Davis says:

    I Tweeted!
    @NancyeDavis

    https://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/180556257286041600

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net
    #3

  84. carla says:

    Sounds like a good story, true too!

    I follow you email.

    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

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