An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781451648973
Language: en
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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
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781451642926
Language: en
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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

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781534437272
Language: en
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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

Angels on Earth
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501158773
Language: en
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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

The Invisible Thread
Author: Yoshiko Uchida
Release: 1991
Editor: Harper Trophy
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0688137032
Language: en
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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.

Jumpstart the World

Jumpstart the World
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780375866265
Language: en
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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 Invisible String

The Invisible String
Author: Patrice Karst
Release: 2017-01-04
Editor: DeVorss & Company
Pages: 25
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Language: en
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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

The Red Thread A Novel

The Red Thread  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 2011-05-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393339765
Language: en
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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

The Rope
Author: Alex Tresniowski
Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781982114046
Language: en
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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.

The Invisible Thread

The Invisible Thread
Author: Diana Bletter,Lori Grinker
Release: 1989
Editor: Jewish Publication Society of America
Pages: 224
ISBN: UOM:39015016944616
Language: en
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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.

Waking Up in Heaven

Waking Up in Heaven
Author: Crystal McVea,Alex Tresniowski
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476711874
Language: en
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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.

Hooking Up A Novel

Hooking Up  A Novel
Author: Helena Hunting
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Swerve
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250133335
Language: en
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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.

Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN6GF2
Language: en
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The Invisible Thread

The Invisible Thread
Author: Suresh Jayaprasad
Release: 2018-06-30
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 175
ISBN: 1983110957
Language: en
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Book Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=vW1PW5cc2p0&feature=youtu.beThe Invisible Thread is a tale of selfless love and the unseen arms of fate that connects all human beings. The protagonists are orphans who influence one another through their actions. The orphan boy Gabriel is in love with his schoolmate Selena. She is the only thing he ever wants. Selena, who also grows up with the stigma of abandonment, sees her liberation in the world outside of the orphanage. This book illustrates how two people, who are brought up in a similar background, pursue different goals and how tragically fate intervenes.Father Damien, the benevolent caretaker of the orphanage, wants to serve these unwanted souls. However, he is restrained by the dictates of his faith when it comes to revealing the identity of Gabriel's parents, which he learned through a confession. He conducts life as a devout Christian, and at one critical juncture, he is challenged to make a decision that goes against his faith. He exercises his free will, and his life will forever change.Gabriel, suffocated by the regimentation of the orphanage, finds solace in his friends. Life outside the orphanage is a challenge for the children and they help each other to overcome it. This story is a remarkable illustration of their friendship.Gabriel follows his passion for football and goes to a football academy run by a former Brazilian national team player, Carlos Da Silva. Carlos teaches him skills necessary for both the game and life. Gabriel becomes a successful soccer player. However, Selena's thoughts linger in his mind. Meanwhile, Selena becomes a popular musician, meets her dream man and Colombian soccer star Ronaldo, and marries him. She faces the realities of the world and finds it not as rosy as she had originally thought. She tries to connect with her old orphanage friends.Gabriel learns his life lessons through various characters and incidents. Anchored in his faith and trusting his free will, he explores the outside world affirming his beliefs and denouncing what is not practical.Gabriel finally contacts Selena and knows more about her. He realizes his mistake of harboring conditional love. He decides to let her go. For Selena, however, fate decides otherwise. Gabriel makes the ultimate sacrifice for a person whom he loved throughout his entire life. This decision impacts his loved ones forever and reaffirms the central theme that all lives are interconnected with an invisible thread.This is a story of selfless love and friendship triumphing over blind faith. It also celebrates free will. It tells how our lives are interconnected with an invisible thread.

Transparent

Transparent
Author: Natalie Whipple
Release: 2013-05-16
Editor: Hot Key Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781471400773
Language: en
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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.

A Single Thread

A Single Thread
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525558255
Language: en
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"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.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Author: Jonathan Auxier
Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Penguin Canada
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780143185727
Language: en
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Overflowing with wit and invention, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery by his brutal master, Mr. Seamus. One fateful afternoon, as he's picking the pockets of townspeople enraptured by a travelling haberdasher, he "discovers" (steals) a box of magical eyes. When he tries on the first pair, he is instantly transported to the island at the top of the world, where he meets the maker of the eyes, Professor Cake. The Professor gives Peter a choice: travel to the mysterious Vanished Kingdom and try to rescue a people in need ... or return back to his master and a life of crime. Peter chooses wisely, and together with Sir Tode, a knight errant who has been turned into a rather unfortunate combination of human, horse and cat by a grumpy witch, he embarks on an unforgettable adventure in a book destined to become a classic.

Invisible Threads

Invisible Threads
Author: Lucy Beresford
Release: 2015-05-31
Editor: Quartet Books (UK)
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0704373858
Language: en
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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.

Raising a Happy Unspoiled Child

Raising a Happy  Unspoiled Child
Author: Burton L. White
Release: 1995-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781439124178
Language: en
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REQUIRED READING FOR PARENTS WHO WANT TO GIVE THEIR CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE Must your charming five-month-old turn into a tiny terror? Are the "terrible twos" and public tantrums inevitable? Burton White, author of the classic The First Three Years of Life, doesn't think so. Basing his recommendations on thirty-seven years of research and observation, White shows how to bring up an independent, socially secure, and delightful child. In his groundbreaking and easy-to-follow book, White takes parents through the normal development stages of their child's first thirty-six months, recommending the best ways to: React to a child's intentional cry Cope with stranger anxiety, separation anxiety, and sibling rivalry Manage unacceptable behavior without causing emotional harm to a child or damaging the parent/child relationship Handle challenging sleep situations, calm a cranky newborn, and deal with the toddler's fine art of the whine All parents who want a peaceful, loving relationship with their child instead of a constant emotional tug-of-war will find that Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child is the one book that must have a place on their shelf.

The Red Thread of Fate

The Red Thread of Fate
Author: Yasuko Fujiyama
Release: 2016-07-25
Editor: Loft
Pages: 96
ISBN: 8499369820
Language: en
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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.