Lauren Speeth: Thread for Pearls

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THREAD FOR PEARLS: A STORY OF RESILIENT HOPE


Author Lauren Speeth discusses her debut novel ‘Thread for Pearls’ on Big Blend Radio. Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history, “Thread for Pearls” is a coming-of-age tale that takes the reader on a wild ride as they experience for themselves what it was like to be a child of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

A near-death experience in a car with her mother; running from tear gas at a Vietnam War rally hand-in-hand with her pop; a year in India learning side-by-side the country’s “untouchables;” the highs and lows of living on a rural Pennsylvania commune… and all before Fiona Sprechelbach’s thirteenth birthday.

Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history, “Thread for Pearls” is a coming-of-age tale that takes us on a young heroine’s journey to faith and freedom amidst a turbulent family dynamic. Two decades of American history, 1962 to 1982, are conveyed through the eyes of young Fiona Sprechelbach, as she experiences bomb scares and be-ins, ashrams and acid trips, all while finding her path to adulthood. It’s a story of resilient hope that questions whether it’s the events of our lives that define us or the thread on which we choose to string them.


“Those were unsettling times to grow up in, and many were left feeling a bit estranged and unseen, like unicorns,” author Lauren Speeth said, adding, “I wrote the book to help heal that feeling, while still honoring that unique element in us all.”

Lauren Speeth has shared her stories in film and print over the years with audiences around the world, to critical acclaim. Her diverse storytelling interests cover many mediums: from books about the American experience to 3-D films about Irish spirituality, to music about love and life. In this, her first novel, she shares what she has come to understand as the fundamental human experience of resiliency and hope. When not dreaming up stories, Speeth leads Elfenworks Productions, LLC, a pro-social business with internationally acclaimed media content, and The Elfenworks Foundation, where she has assembled a team of social entrepreneurs who work together daily on projects that foster the greater good.

More at www.ThreadforPearls.com.

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When not dreaming up stories, Speeth leads Elfenworks Productions, LLC, a pro-social business with internationally acclaimed media content, and The Elfenworks Foundation, where she has assembled a team of social entrepreneurs who work together daily on projects that foster the greater good.

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