An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

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Format : Audio
Series : N/A
Pub Date : November 1st, 2010
Read Date : February 27, 2017

If you make me lunch,” he said, “will you put it in a brown paper bag?…Because when I see kids come to school with their lunch in a paper bag, that means that someone cares about them. Miss Laura, can I please have my lunch in a paper bag?

I just finished this exceptional story. Living in Toronto now I don’t see any child panhandler but based on my previous experience outside of country I know it’s very easy to just ignore them and continue wherever we go.

In this beautiful book Laura Schroff, tells how one day she didn’t ignore one small boy asking for a change. Actually at first she did but she turned around a few step ahead and instead of giving money she offered the boy to take him to lunch.it was start of a beautiful and lasting friendship between two unlikely people.

I liked how this friendship changed their lives in so many ways. I also liked that Laura didn’t just talk about how all her work was great and showed her mistakes too. The wrong choices she made toward herself or even sometimes Maurice.

Yet I believed then and I believe now that there is something in the universe that brings people who need each other together. There is something that helps two wildly disparate people somehow forge a bond. Maybe it is precisely the thing that haunts us most that makes us reach out to others we think can provide some solace

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The Memory Tree

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Format : Ebbook
Series : N/A
Pub Date : March 30th, 2017
Read Date : March 29th, 2017

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book.

It’s in our dreams that we pull people towards us.

The Memory Tree has four timelines and narratives. All of them connecting to each other through memory or first nations spiritual rituals.Part one starts with Alowa not remembering anything from her past.

“Look how beautiful the flames are, Alowa. Look how beautiful my naked body is, Alowa. Are you looking at my naked body? I’m dancing towards you.”

The only thing she remembers is a boy’s voice in his head asking her to look at the flames and sees him. She escapes UNICorp and meets Janitor a mysterious old man who knows her. With the help of him she starts to dream and knows about Solstice, the boy she hears. It’s kind of a spiritual journey for Alowa and Solstice.

Part two is nowadays world in London. Zinnia has lost his father and her son Felix is being bullied in the school. She also fears that her husband is cheating on her. To run away from all misery she decided to have a trip to Italy to also knows more about her roots having a Jewish grandmother who herself is a daughter of a Indian. The only guide she has is a man named Max. She is trying to find him.
Part three is from view of Max. How he fell in love with Ada the Jewish girl, and how he was twisted into games of Nazis.
The final part is about ghost dance, people who have been killed and those who tried to flee. It connects all three previous parts and gives a clean ending to the book.
I found this book imaginative and liked it. It not an easy read though. Don’t get it to read it on a beach. It’s more like to be read in a quiet place absorbing it.

The Relic Guild

 

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Format : Print
Series : The Relic Guild
Pub Date : September 18th, 2014
Read Date : April 3, 2015

It’s a really good debut fantasy book.I enjoyed the story and the way it is told. It shift continuously between now and past when everything was ruined.Edward Cox knows how to engage the reader with the story.

The relationship between current Relic Guild members is processed very good, Old man Sam Picky, young Clara unsure about her powers and a little confused in the new world she has been dragged into and Van Bam the wise, calm Resident of the Labrys town. oh villains… you hate them but at the same time admire them for their intelligence.Best of them angry and crazy Thaumaturgists.

About the author:

Edward Cox began writing stories at school as a way to pass time in boring lessons. It was a hobby he dabbled with until the late 80’s when he discovered the works of David Gemmell, which not only cemented his love of fantasy but also encouraged a hobby to become something much more serious.

Currently living in Essex with his wife and daughter, Edward is mostly surrounded by fine greenery and spiders the size of his hand. The Relic Guild is his first completed novel, and it is the result of more than ten years of obsessive writing.(Source : GoodReads )

 

 

The Girl Before

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Format : Print
Series : N/A
Pub Date : January 24th, 2017
Read Date : February 24th, 2017

Ok, if I want to describe this book I can say it is intriguing,strange,sometimes creepy but in general a fun read.It caught my attention almost from the beginning to end.

It’s about a strange house and two female tenants. Emma lived at One Folgate Street in the past and ended up dead in a tragic way and now Jane is living there.The book alternates between lives of these women.We see how both of them take similar steps, each one trying to prevent what happened before.

Sometimes I was surprised with the turn of story and it kept me reading more and more.If you enjoy thriller story I’d recommend this book.