So I have to give props to my book club ladies for picking out these amazing memoirs lately. Last time it was The Glass Castle, and this time it was An Invisible Thread. Normally I don't have much time to read memoirs for pleasure, but I'm so glad these two stories were set before me.
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski is one of those true stories that just grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn't stop tugging. My long time friend Phuong from high school suggested this book and I halfway through it I was telling her how I could literally feel my heart swelling as I read this story. Seriously, everyone should read this.
In short, it recaps the fateful meeting of one successful NYC businesswoman and a destitute inner city child, and how they managed to bond and establish a friendship that exceeded the tests of time and doubt to become something much more: family.
It is a beautiful story, and I guarantee you will become a different person after reading it. It's quick and easy and so gripping. I think I teared up in every other chapter. I couldn't put the story down. I read every chance I had to find out what happened between these two totally different people who were brought together by an invisible thread.
There are pictures and even a link to a video so readers can see who they're reading about. And there is also a website so others can share their own stories of coming together by an invisible thread. (link above)
Treat yourself to this story. You will feel a warm sensation fill your soul. I was reminded of the Grinch when his heart grew three sizes on Christmas day--not that I'm the Grinch, lol, but you know what I'm saying .... That's how I felt reading this story. It is an indescribable feeling.
Kate Quinn at our blog chain wanted to know what makes us feel, and this book right here made me feel more than any other has in a long time. You can also check out what makes Eric and Michelle feel.
Have you read any books like that lately? Please share ...