Giveaway: An Invisible Thread
I am really excited about 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. As the title suggests it’s a true story that is sure to inspire readers. Here’s a little bit about the book:
“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.
The book trailer makes me tear up every time I watch it:
Thanks to Authors on the Web, I have three copies of this inspiring book to give away. To enter to win AN INVISIBLE THREAD by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski simply fill out the entry form. Contest is open to those with a US or Canadian address only – one entry per person, please. I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Thursday, February 23, 2012. Winners will be announced on Friday, February 24, 2012. Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.