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
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Check out the Book Trailer…
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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!