Book Review: An Invisible Thread


I don't remember who first tipped me off that An Invisible Thread  by Laura Schroff was a good book. I'd give credit to whomever if I could remember. In fact, I've been waiting for it on hold at the library for a couple of months now. It has nothing to do with Chinese adoption or any adoption for that matter. However,  it is a must read and is a true story of an unlikely Caucasian business woman meeting an eleven year old African American pan-handler. The relationship grew out of weekly dinner dates and became a source of learning and joy for both of them. She became a surrogate mother without ever adopting him and influenced his life greatly. I could go on and on, but that wouldn't encourage you all to read it,  right? 

But one sweet story in it was when Laura realized Maurice would frequently go without any food during the day so she asked him if he would rather have money given to him at the beginning of the week for lunch or have a sandwich made for him each morning. He chose the sandwich and asked if she could place it in a paper bag. She asked why the paper bag. He responded that the kids with lunches in a paper bag meant they had someone that cared about them. So every day, she would pack a lunch in a brown paper bag and leave it with her doorman for Maurice to pick up. And everyone knew that Maurice had someone who loved him. 

Check it out at your library or purchase the book! You won't regret it!

Annie  – (April 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM)  

OK, now I am crying! I do remember hearing about this book but a while back. Has it been out long? What a story! My heart just breaks for all the Maurice's out there!!!!!!

Omi –   – (April 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM)  

This really sounds like a good read.

Love you, Omi

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