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The Resource A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

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A spool of blue thread
Title
A spool of blue thread
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
Summary
"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of thehouse so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family"--
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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10392552
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Tyler, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Grandparent and child
  • Grandparents
  • Storytelling
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Storytelling
  • Grandparents
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reader's group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910535620
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Trade paperback edition
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780553394399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910535620
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reader's group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910535620
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Trade paperback edition
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780553394399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910535620

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