An Invisible Thread Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451648973

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An Invisible Thread Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451642926

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An Invisible Thread Excerpt :

This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller includes a new introduction and afterword by the author. Chronicling the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy that began with one small gesture of kindness, this is a “ray of hope for a better future, as well as an assurance that love is a stronger force than injustice and inequality” (Sybrina Fulton, mother of Travyon Martin and coauthor of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin). 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.​ Now with new material that brings the life-changing story up to date for its tenth anniversary, An Invisible Thread 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).

An Invisible Thread Book

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534437272

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An Invisible Thread Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young readers edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a hungry eleven-year-old boy. On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New York City street corner, eleven-year-old Maurice met Laura. Maurice asked Laura for spare change because he was hungry, and something made Laura stop and ask Maurice if she could take him to lunch. Maurice and Laura went to lunch together, and also bought ice cream cones and played video games. It was the beginning of an unlikely and magical friendship that changed both of their lives forever. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between an eleven-year-old boy and a busy sales executive; a heartwarming journey of hope, kindness, adventure, and love—and the power of fate to help us find our way.

Angels on Earth Book

Angels on Earth


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501158773

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Angels on Earth Excerpt :

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.

The Invisible Thread Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Invisible Thread


  • Author : Yoshiko Uchida
  • Publisher : Harper Trophy
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0688137032

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The Invisible Thread Excerpt :

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.

The Invisible String Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Invisible String


  • Author : Patrice Karst
  • Publisher : DeVorss & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-01-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Invisible String Excerpt :

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!

Jumpstart the World Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Jumpstart the World


  • Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375866265

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Jumpstart the World Excerpt :

Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.

The Red Thread  A Novel Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

The Red Thread A Novel


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-05-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393339765

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The Red Thread A Novel Excerpt :

After the loss of her daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens an adoption agency to place baby girls from China with American families and discovers the painful and courageous journeys of both adoptive parents and birth mothers. Reprint. BOMC2.

The Rope Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Rope


  • Author : Alex Tresniowski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982114046

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The Rope Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Alex Tresniowski comes a “compelling” (The Guardian) and “riveting” (The New York Times Book Review) true-crime thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection, and the launch of the NAACP. In the tranquil seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, ten-year-old schoolgirl Marie Smith is brutally murdered. Small town officials, unable to find the culprit, call upon the young manager of a New York detective agency for help. It is the detective’s first murder case, and now, the specifics of the investigation and daring sting operation that caught the killer is captured in all its rich detail for the first time. Occurring exactly halfway between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the formal beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in 1954, the brutal murder and its highly-covered investigation sits at the historic intersection of sweeping national forces—religious extremism, class struggle, the infancy of criminal forensics, and America’s Jim Crow racial violence. History and true crime collide in this “compelling and timely” (Vanity Fair) murder mystery featuring characters as complex and colorful as those found in the best psychological thrillers—the unconventional truth-seeking detective Ray Schindler; the sinister pedophile Frank Heidemann; the ambitious Asbury Park Sheriff Clarence Hetrick; the mysterious “sting artist,” Carl Neumeister; the indomitable crusader Ida Wells; and the victim, Marie Smith, who represented all the innocent and vulnerable children living in turn-of-the-century America. “Brisk and cinematic” (The Wall Street Journal), The Rope is an important piece of history that gives a voice to the voiceless and resurrects a long-forgotten true crime story that speaks to the very divisions tearing at the nation’s fabric today.

Waking Up in Heaven Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Waking Up in Heaven


  • Author : Crystal McVea
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476711874

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Waking Up in Heaven Excerpt :

Recounts the story of a young mother who underwent an intense near-death experience after she became unresponsive during a medical emergency, as she discusses the hardships of her past and the impact of the experience on her life.

The Red Thread of Fate Book

The Red Thread of Fate


  • Author : Yasuko Fujiyama
  • Publisher : Loft
  • Release Date : 2016-07-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 8499369820

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The Red Thread of Fate Excerpt :

In the East there is a belief that the gods, using an invisible red thread, connect every person with their destined other. In Japanese legend, this thread is thought to be tied around the little finger of everyone on earth. According to this myth, the thread can travel everywhere, regardless of time, place and circumstances, until finding its other end. It is also said that this magical thread may be twisted or tangled but never broken. On each page, the invisible thread is hidden, weaving through nature, culture and the myths of traditional and contemporary Japanese life. Find and transform this invisible thread into the magical red one, while coloring the rest of the world it passes through using your imagination, and follow the red thread to find its destiny.

Hooking Up  A Novel Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Hooking Up A Novel


  • Author : Helena Hunting
  • Publisher : Swerve
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250133335

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Hooking Up A Novel Excerpt :

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw. Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him. They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical. Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

Wide Open Book

Wide Open


  • Author : D. M. Ditson
  • Publisher : Coteau Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550509670

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Wide Open Excerpt :

Wide Open begins with the start of a promising relationship. As D. M. Ditson falls in love, she is forced to confront her past: a fundamentalist Christian upbringing, family secrets, and a series of men who sexually assaulted her when she was between the ages of eighteen and twenty five. One of the assaults was so devastating that it left her showering in her sleep, trying in vain to wash the darkness away. D. M. Ditson’s story is a raw and emotional account of how she became so vulnerable to assault, of the depths to which she fell, and of her excruciating recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Invisible Thread Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Invisible Thread


  • Author : Diana Bletter
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society of America
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016944616

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The Invisible Thread Excerpt :

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.

Transparent Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Transparent


  • Author : Natalie Whipple
  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471400773

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Transparent Excerpt :

Fiona is invisible, and her dad - an infamous crime lord - will stop at nothing to control her power. High school is hard when you're invisible. Fiona McClean hates her family, has had to move to a new school and seems to be completely invisible to the boy she likes. So far so normal, right? But Fiona really is invisible. She doesn't even know what colour her own hair is. Born into a world where Cold War anti-radiation pills have caused genetic mutations, Fiona is forced to work for her mind-controlling mobster father as the world's most effective thief. When her father announces she must become a murdering assassin, Fiona and her telekinetic mother make a break for freedom. Running to a small Arizonian town, Fiona finds that playing at 'normal life' with a mother on the edge, a brother she can't trust, and a boy who drives her crazy is as impossible as escaping her father.