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Giveaway: An Invisible Thread

February 14, 2012

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 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.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2012 10:31 am

    I am so consumed with curiosity about this book, and have been excited about it since first hearing about it. It sounds like a remarkable story, and one that I would love to read. Thanks for the wonderful and generous giveaway, Kathy!

  2. February 14, 2012 10:53 am

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I’m really curious about this book.

  3. February 14, 2012 10:59 am

    Great giveaway. I don’t need to enter because I have a copy and I can’t wait to read it.

  4. February 14, 2012 12:44 pm

    Wow – that book trailer is powerful. It made me tear up too. I’m eager to know all that happened to the two of them.

  5. February 14, 2012 4:25 pm

    Sounds like an incredible read. Thank you for a great giveaway. I recieved by winner’s copy of the “Lake of Dreams” today. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Thank you again.

  6. February 14, 2012 5:24 pm

    Thanks for entering me.

  7. February 14, 2012 6:24 pm

    This book keeps popping up…everywhere…it sounds like a beautiful story.

  8. February 14, 2012 7:57 pm

    That video is powerful, really pulls you in. Thanks for the contest, and I’ll be adding this to my list.

  9. February 14, 2012 8:26 pm

    This is one that I wished was open to all! sounds a very moving story.

  10. February 14, 2012 8:43 pm

    wow i haven’t heard about this book until now. thanks for bringing it to my attention. it really sounds like a heartwarming and moving book. can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  11. February 14, 2012 9:31 pm

    i’ve been wanting to read this one ever since i saw a clip about this inspirational true story. thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

  12. February 14, 2012 9:38 pm

    Would love to read this story! I entered the contest and tweeted it out too 🙂

  13. February 14, 2012 11:08 pm

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Kathy. This is such a heart-warming story. I’ll post this in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂

  14. February 15, 2012 12:19 am

    I hadn’t heard of this book before, but I already can’t wait to read it!

  15. February 15, 2012 3:54 am

    stunning book, I’m goign to go look for that for my kindle!

  16. February 15, 2012 11:35 am

    This does sound fascinating and heart-breaking. It is those little moments that can change our lives, isn’t it?

  17. February 17, 2012 12:27 pm

    I’m not usually that attracted to inspirational memoirs but this one is WOW.

  18. February 19, 2012 8:37 am

    Sounds like a wonderful memoir – thanks for the chance to win.

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