A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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"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 the house 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
ISBN: 9780553551068
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jun 25, 2018

One and a half stars...I agree with earlier comments.

Dec 07, 2016

Although this was a pleasant enough story, I wonder what the point was. This story unfolds and unfolds and unfolds but there's nothing here but "ordinary". There's nothing poignant, exciting, exhilarating in this story.
I almost didn't finish but wanted to know if this would end on a high. Nope.

Dec 02, 2016

While the story had some enjoyable descriptive narrative, I don't feel like it really went anywhere at the end of it all... I kept waiting for the significance of things to show up that seemed to just get washed away.


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