Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The power of friendship

Laura Schroff's book, An Invisible Thread, chronicles her unusual friendship with a young boy panhandling on the streets. This book had the potential to become maudlin or saintlike. She and her co-author did a wonderful job of avoiding this pitfall. Instead the book tells the story of a woman, who because of her childhood, understands the need for a safe place and Maurice, a young boy with tons of potential in need of a friend who believes in him. I highly recommend this memoir.


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