Giveaway of: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski

February 13, 2012

Enter at the end of the post

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 Threadis 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 from UMBRASOLUTIONS on Vimeo.

-A Q&A with Laura Schroff:
-A reading guide:
-More praise:

Additionally, readers can “share their threads” at


  • Give­away ends: Feb­ru­ary 20, 2012

  • US/Canada Ship­ping Addresses Only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked

Congratulations:mittens0831@, sweet_ophelia@, sabi.aligator@

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  • AmyFebruary 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

    This book really interests me. I think I sawe this story on one of the morning shows. It’s a captivating one and I’d love to read the book.

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  • C.E. HartFebruary 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Oh – I SO want to win this! I saw something about this story on TV! I can’t remember what show it was on, but it seems like it was one of the news shows (like 20/20). What an inspirational story.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win and read this, Zohar. This is on my list of must reads!

  • C.E. HartFebruary 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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  • Maegan MorinFebruary 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

    megnate at telus dot net

  • Jennifer GarciaFebruary 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Looks like a great book.
    itlnbrt (at) att (dot) net

  • Kate {The Parchment Girl}February 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    This sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy.

    • Alex TresniowskiFebruary 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Hi Kate – I’m the co-author of this book and I’d love to send you a copy. Please let me know if and where I can send you one. Judging from your website, I know you’ll like the story of Laura and Maurice. Thanks – Alex (

  • Ann*February 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Would like to win this book. thanks

  • joanaFebruary 14, 2012 at 6:55 am

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  • MarjorieFebruary 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Sounds like a great read.
    Marjorie/cenya2 google

  • bc edwardsFebruary 15, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I don’t blog, sorry
    jedw94 at gmail dot com

  • Teresa LukeyFebruary 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

    This one is right up my alley.


  • Teresa LukeyFebruary 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

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  • Dawn HildFebruary 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    my email is dawnhild (@) g (mail) (dot) com

  • Stefanie McMullenFebruary 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  • Stefanie McMullenFebruary 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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  • Aliya D.February 19, 2012 at 2:02 am

    This book sounds like an AMAZING read and I would love the opportunity; please accept this as my entry with email below. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  • hripsimeFebruary 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • B R BerryhillMay 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I am so moved by this book and what it can do for our world. My “world” needs to read this book. I am deeply moved!

  • donna pallanteJanuary 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I LOVED this story when I saw it on Huckabee…tears rolled down my face because this is such a great story on SO many levels..Everyone was a winner! May God bless both of them always!! (I would love a copy of the book!!)

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