An Invisible Thread is the story of two New Yorkers: Laura, a sales executive, and Maurice, a young boy. They meet one day when Maurice is begging on the street and Laura stops and invites him to lunch. They continue to meet for meals once a week and their relationship grows stronger. Eventually Laura introduces Maurice to her family, invites him over to her apartment, and starts to pack him school lunches. Laura tries to help Maurice in other ways, too - she washes his clothes, takes him around the city, meets with his teacher, brings him to holiday celebrations with her family.
As the book progresses, you learn more about Laura's childhood and Maurice's life. Their relationship has some rough patches, and the writing won't make you swoon, but overall, this was a pleasant and interesting read. It shows just how big an impact one caring person can make on someone's life.
And so, inspired by RA (who wrote recently about passing books along), I'm giving away two books: The Returned and An Invisible Thread. Leave a comment about which book you'd like to win (or both!) by midnight on Saturday, March 1st, and I'll randomly choose 2 winners. Look for that post next Sunday, March 2nd. Good luck! :)