An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
Our discussion about this novel started off with many members stating that the book was good; however, it was the not writing style, which is simplistic, in which captured the readers. It was the story itself. Maurice's story is worthy of picking up this book and reading about how one person can make a difference.
We discussed the New York of the 1980s compared to the New York we know now. Then the hotels were filled with homeless people and drugs; however, one member commented that "now the homeless are not tolerated [in New York]."
Many thought that Michael was probably a father figure to Laura more than the love of her life. Because of her own family history, she was drawn to someone who was kind to her and showed her affection, which her father did not do.
Finally, we came back again and again talking about the difference between poverty in an urban environment, like New York, and poverty in a rural environment.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
The Total Money Make Over, Dave Ramsey
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
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