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A Spool of Blue Thread
By Tyler, Anne        
Paperback - English

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It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor.
Praise for A Spool of Blue Thread
An act of literary enchantment . . . Anne] Tyler remains among the best chroniclers of family life this country has ever produced. The Washington Post

Quintessential Anne Tyler, as well as quintessential American comedy . . . She] has a knack for turning sitcom situations into something far deeper and more moving. The New York Times Book Review
By my count I ve now reviewed around fifty books for USA Today. I ve never given any of them four stars until today: to A Spool of Blue Thread, the masterful twentieth novel by Anne Tyler. USA Today

By the end of this deeply beguiling novel, we come to know a reality entirely different from the one at the start. O: The Oprah Magazine
Well-crafted, utterly absorbing and compelling . . . probably the best novel you will read all year. Chicago Tribune
A miracle of sorts . . . tender, touching and funny . . . an] understated masterpiece. Associated Press

Exploring the] dichotomy the imperfections that reside within a polished exterior is Tyler s specialty, and her latest generation-spanning work accomplishes just that, masterfully and monumentally. Elle
The story of any family is told through the prism of time. And no storyteller compares to Tyler when it comes to unspooling those tales. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Vintage Anne Tyler . . . The Whitshanks are] rendered with such immediacy and texture that they might be our next-door neighbors. Los Angeles Times
The magic of Tyler s novels is that] youimagine these characters carrying on, muddling through, enduring the necessary sorrows and quiet joys of their lives somewhere beyond the page. The Seattle Times
The sort of novel that s hard to disentangle yourself from. Warm, charming and emotionally radiant, it surely must be counted as among Tyler s best. The Miami Herald
Prose so polished it practically glows on the page. Houston Chronicle

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0553394398
EAN
9780553394399
Publication Date
26/04/2016
Pages
384
Dimension
20.07cm x 12.95cm x 3.05cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Tyler, Anne
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.




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