An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1451648979
ISBN 13: 9781451648973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread Book Review:

Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.

An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski,Valerie Salembier
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1451642512
ISBN 13: 9781451642513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread Book Review:

This inspirational true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades recounts how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an 11-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.

An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781451642926
ISBN 13: 145164292X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread Book Review:

An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.

Angels on Earth

Angels on Earth
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1501144758
ISBN 13: 9781501144752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels on Earth Book Review:

One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an eleven-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald's for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura's fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mazyck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel. Laura's invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that angels -- divine and otherwise -- are all around us. After her previous book was published in 2011, readers from around the country and world began sharing with Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with strangers have changed their lives. From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a financier who gave a stranger the greatest gift of all, to a teacher who chose a hug over discipline and changed a lost boy's future -- Angels on Earth will introduce a series of remarkable people whose invisible thread stories will move, surprise, and inspire readers.

An Invisible Thread The True Story of an 11 Year Old Panhandler a Busy Sales Executive and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny

An Invisible Thread  The True Story of an 11 Year Old Panhandler  a Busy Sales Executive  and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny
Author: Hamzer akyuz
Publsiher: koton.ltde book
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread The True Story of an 11 Year Old Panhandler a Busy Sales Executive and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny Book Review:

Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still. Review "I thought I knew what An Invisible Thread was going to be. I thought it would be a simple and hopeful story about a woman who saved a boy. I was wrong. It's a complex and unswervingly honest story about a woman and a boy who saved each other. By its raw honesty and lack of excess sentimentality, it is even more inspirational. This is a book capable of restoring our faith in each other and in the very idea that maybe everything is going to be okay after all." (Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward and Jumpstart the World ) "An Invisible Thread—a remarkable story, told so beautifully and honestly—shows us what's possible when we are not afraid to connect with another human being and tap into our compassion. It is a story about the power each of us has to elevate someone else's life and how our own life is enriched in the process. This special book reminds us that damaging cycles can be broken and not to neglect the humanity of the strangers we brush up against every day." (Chris Gardner, bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happyness and Start Where You Are ) "A straightforward tale of kindness and paying it forward in 1980s New York . . . For readers seeking an uplifting reminder that small gestures matter." (Kirkus Reviews ) "According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. . . . As Schroff relates Maurice's story, she tells of her own father's alcoholism and abuse, and readers see how desperately these two need each other in this feel-good story about the far-reaching benefits of kindness." (Publishers Weekly ) "An Invisible Thread is like The Blind Side, but instead of football, it’s food. These are two people who were brought together by one simple meal, and it literally changed the course of both of their lives. This is a must-read . . . you can read it in a day because it’s impossible to put down. If you read it and find it as moving as I did, pay it forward: buy a copy and give it to a friend.” (Rachael Ray, host of The Rachael Ray Show ) “This book is a game-changer . . . each chapter touches your heart. An Invisible Thread is a gift to us all. America needs this book now more than ever.” (“Coach” Ron Tunick, national radio show host, “The Business of Life” ) “An incredible story . . . I would encourage everyone to pick up this book.” (Clayton Morris, host, Fox & Friends ) "If you have a beating heart—or if you fear you’re suffering a hardening of the emotional arteries—you really ought to commit to this book at the earliest possible opportunity . . . read this book. And pass it on. And encourage the next reader to do the same.” (Jesse Kornbluth Huffington Post ) About the Author Laura Schroff has worked as an advertising sales executive for some of the biggest media companies in the U.S., including Time Warner, USA TODAY, and Condé Nast. Alex Tresniowski is the top human-interest writer at People and has written several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies.

The Invisible Thread

The Invisible Thread
Author: Yoshiko Uchida
Publsiher: Harper Trophy
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780688137038
ISBN 13: 0688137032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Thread Book Review:

Children's author, Yoshiko Uchida, describes growing up in Berkeley, California, as a Nisei, second generation Japanese American, and her family's internment in a Nevada concentration camp during World War II.

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1481419307
ISBN 13: 9781481419307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever. New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread. Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures the true meaning of the holidays and will be one you’ll want to share with your family year after year as a reminder that a gift from the heart is always the best present under the tree.

The Invisible String

The Invisible String
Author: Patrice Karst
Publsiher: DeVorss & Company
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2017-01-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible String Book Review:

A steady best-seller and The Invisible String is reaching all over the World! OVER 400,000 copies sold! "That's impossible", said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they're all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. "What kind of string"? They asked with a puzzled look to which Mom replied, "An Invisible String made of love." That's where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. The Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away? Read all about it! THE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that when we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String, made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love." Thus begins this heart-warming and reassuring story that addresses the issue of "separation anxiety" (otherwise known as the sense of existential 'aloneness') to children of all ages. Specifically written to address children's fear of being apart from the ones they love, The Invisible String delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times that though we may be separated from the ones we care for, whether through anger, or distance or even death, love is the unending connection that binds us all, and, by extension, ultimately binds every person on the planet to everyone else. Parents and children everywhere who are looking for reassurance and reaffirmation of the transcendent power of love, to bind, connect and comfort us through those inevitable times when life challenges us! Let's tell the whole world that we are ALL connected by Invisible Strings! Adopted by Military Library Services & Foster Care Agencies Recommended by Bereavement Support Groups and Hospice Centers

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 9781689670944
ISBN 13: 1689670940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Review:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 51-page guide for "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 19 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Effects of Drug Addiction on Family and Domestic Abuse Against Women and Children.

The Invisible Thread

The Invisible Thread
Author: Diana Bletter,Lori Grinker
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society of America
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015016944616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Thread Book Review:

A unique and vibrant portrait of 60 women, which explores how they blend their faith and/or sense of Jewishness with their lives, their families, their expectations, and their commitments. Includes 120 black and white photographs.

The Trouble with Moonlight

The Trouble with Moonlight
Author: Donna MacMeans
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780425221983
ISBN 13: 0425221989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Moonlight Book Review:

MACMEANS/TROUBLE WITH MOONLIGHT

The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN 10: 0241315697
ISBN 13: 9780241315699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion and the Unicorn Book Review:

George Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change. The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement, it has been described as 'one of the most moving and incisive portraits of the English character' and is as relevant now as it ever has been.

Dropped Threads 2

Dropped Threads 2
Author: Carol Shields,Marjorie Anderson
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0307365883
ISBN 13: 9780307365880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dropped Threads 2 Book Review:

The idea for Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told came up between Carol Shields and longtime friend Marjorie Anderson over lunch. It appeared that after decades of feminism, the “women's network” still wasn't able to prevent women being caught off-guard by life. There remained subjects women just didn't talk about, or felt they couldn't talk about. Holes existed in the fabric of women's discourse, and they needed examining. They asked thirty-four women to write about moments in life that had taken them by surprise or experiences that received too little discussion, and then they compiled these pieces into a book. It became an instant number one bestseller, a book clubs' favourite and a runaway success. Dropped Threads, says Anderson, "tapped into a powerful need to share personal stories about life's defining moments of surprise and silence." Readers recognized themselves in these honest and intimate stories; there was something universal in these deeply personal accounts. Other stories and suggestions poured in. Dropped Threads would clearly be an ongoing project. Like the first volume, Dropped Threads 2 features stories by well-known novelists and journalists such as Jane Urquhart, Susan Swan and Shelagh Rogers, but also many excellent new writers including teachers, mothers, a civil servant, a therapist. This triumphant follow-up received a starred first review in Quill and Quire magazine, which called it “compassionate and unflinching.” The book deals with such difficult topics as loss, depression, disease, widowhood, violence, and coming to terms with death. Several stories address some of the darker sides of motherhood: - A mother describes how, while sleep-deprived and in a miserable marriage, she is shocked to find infanticide crossing her mind. - Another woman recounts a memory of her alcoholic mother demanding the children prove their loyalty in a terrifying way. - A woman desperate for children refers to the bleak truth as: "Another Christmas of feeling barren." Narrating the fertility treatment she undergoes, the hopes dashed, she is amusing in retrospect and yet brutally honest. While they deal with loss and trauma, the pieces show the path to some kind of acceptance, showing the authors’ determination to learn from pain and pass on the wisdom gained. The volume also covers the rewards of learning to be a parent, choosing to remain single, or fitting in as a lesbian parent. It explores how women feel when something is missing in a friendship, how they experience discrimination, relationship challenges, and other emotions less easily defined but just as close to the bone: - Alison Wearing in “My Life as a Shadow” subtly describes allowing her personality to be subsumed by her boyfriend's. - Pamela Mala Sinha tells how, after suffering a brutal attack, she felt self-hatred and a longing for retribution. - Dana McNairn talks of her uncomfortable marriage to a man from a different social background: "I wanted to fit in with this strange, wondrous family who never raised their voices, never swore and never threw things at one another." Humour, a confiding tone, and beautiful writing elevate and enliven even the darkest stories. Details bring scenes vividly to life, so we feel we are in the room with Barbara Defago when the doctor tells her she has breast cancer, coolly dividing her life into a 'before and after.' Lucid, reflective and poignant, Dropped Threads 2 is for anyone interested in women's true stories.

A Single Thread

A Single Thread
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 052555825X
ISBN 13: 9780525558255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Single Thread Book Review:

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I, whose job it was to remember those lost but not forgotten."--Associated Press A BEST BOOK OF 2019 with The New York Public Library | USA TODAY | Real Simple | Good Housekeeping | Chicago Sun Time | TIME | PopSugar | The New York Post | Parade 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

Threads of Life

Threads of Life
Author: Clare Hunter
Publsiher: Sceptre
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 1473687942
ISBN 13: 9781473687943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Threads of Life Book Review:

**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** **WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH** 'An astonishing feat' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics. Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. 'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

Invisible Threads

Invisible Threads
Author: Lucy Beresford
Publsiher: Quartet Books (UK)
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-05-31
ISBN 10: 9780704373853
ISBN 13: 0704373858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Threads Book Review:

Sara, a therapist, always thought her husband Mike died in Afghanistan - but when she learns he was actually killed in India, her desire to uncover the truth leads her to a clinic in New Delhi. Once in India Sara is dazzled by the country's culture and its people. At the clinic, she grows close both to her patient Pritti and a bewitching, low-caste driver named Hemant. Yet Sara finds herself increasingly appalled at the treatment of women; in this country of old traditions and new opportunities, so much remains shocking or forbidden, like the practice of 'Devadasi' - prostitutes who work at temples. As Sara inches towards the truth about Mike's death and their marriage, and becomes entangled in the dark side of Delhi, she is thrust into the terrifying reality of an India few Westerners ever see.

Invisible Threads in Knitting

Invisible Threads in Knitting
Author: Annemor Sundbø
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788299465731
ISBN 13: 8299465737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Threads in Knitting Book Review:

Marjorie s Vacation

Marjorie s Vacation
Author: Carolyn Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798578293290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marjorie s Vacation Book Review:

In the Maynards' side yard at Rockwell, a swingful of children was slowly swaying back and forth. The swing was one of those big double wooden affairs that hold four people, so the Maynards just filled it comfortably. It was a lovely soft summer day in the very beginning of June; the kind of day that makes anybody feel happy but a little bit subdued. The kind of day when the sky is so blue, and the air so clear, that everything seems dreamy and quiet. But the Maynard children were little, if any, affected by the atmosphere, and though they did seem a trifle subdued, it was a most unusual state of things, and was brought about by reasons far more definite than sky or atmosphere.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0062368680
ISBN 13: 9780062368683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Kill a Mockingbird Book Review:

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

Good Reception

Good Reception
Author: Matt Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780615692555
ISBN 13: 0615692559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Reception Book Review:

How does it feel to be here and there - at the same time? Maxwell Greyson refers to himself as a project manager but really only makes use of that title in an attempt to mask his ridiculousness, which is something that has plagued him all of his life. He unwittingly embarks on a quest to find what he's always sought. He finds it, or rather he finds something, but doesn't know exactly how to process it or what to do with it. What ensues is a journey that starts at zero and ends up near the edge of the multiverse. Or is it the other way around?