Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Book 115: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
The author Laura Schroff is very straightforward. doesn't coddle her readers with the most illustrious writing you've ever seen. There's no need for that. Her style (and/or that of her editor) is simple, to the point, and effective enough to tell her story, which is profound enough as it is.
This is the story of Laura and Maurice, an advertising executive and a child beggar. Laura saw Maurice on the streets of Manhattan and stopped to take him out for lunch. He was only 10 or 11 at the time, and was starving. His father had disappeared and his mother and grandmother were addicts. They continued to meet for dinner every Monday evening, and through their experience, they each learned invaluable life lessons and gained friendship which in turn, defined them.
This is a must-read, as far as I'm concerned. I couldn't put it down.