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Book Discussion - An Invisible Thread

  • May 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Join us in May as we discuss An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. We'll meet on the 22nd this month, since the 29th is close to the holiday weekend. See you then!

Below is a description of the book from Amazon.

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.


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  • Heather M

    Great discussion everyone! Thanks for coming!

    May 24, 2014

  • Pat

    Sorry I missed the discussion. Sounds like it was a good one! What's our next meeting date and new book to read?

    May 23, 2014

  • Paysha

    I really enjoyed tonight's discussion, it's always most fun and interesting when we have differing opinions. Thanks to everyone for exploring the issues this book brought up for me, I really felt it was a good jumping off point for some very personal questions I have struggled with in regards to helping others, boundaries and how to be at peace with our contributions to the world. We have a great book club, and very heartfelt and honest talks. I so look forward to our meetings! Til' next month... :)

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Christine

    Ladies and gentleman -- I am taking Gregory to the science night at his school at 6, so I may be late. Save me a seat! ;)

    May 22, 2014

  • Niki

    only on chapter 4.....life got too hectic...can I still come and meet everyone??!?

    May 22, 2014

    • Debbie

      Sure! (I would have but I have a game night, birthday party and Memorial day BBQ to prep for).

      May 22, 2014

    • Heather M

      Sure Niki! Not all of us always finish!

      May 22, 2014

  • Debbie

    Only on Chapter 3, I have such a busy holiday weekend ahead anyways.

    May 21, 2014

  • Debbie

    Any clues on next months pick?

    May 16, 2014

    • Heather M

      Not sure yet Debbie- we'll pick one on Thursday. :)

      May 20, 2014

  • Pat

    Haven't even peeked at the book. :( I'll see you next month ladies & gent. Pick a good beach book!

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to attend, but not enough time to read the book. Hopefully I can get an early start on next month's pick!

    May 12, 2014

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