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A Spool of Blue Thread

A Novel

by Anne Tyler

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"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.
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  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Imprint:
    Anchor
    Publication Date:
    2015

    Format

    • Kindle Book
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    • Adobe EPUB eBook 2.9 MB

    Anne Tyler (Author)

    ANNE TYLER was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her twentieth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts an...

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