A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Publisher: Vintage
Publication Year: 2016
ASIN: 0553394398
ISBN: 0553394398

Anne Tyler is a WSIRN guest favorite. Podcast guest Rebecca Smith (Jane Austen's 5x great niece) said she thought Tyler should be recommended reading for Jane Austen fans. Anissa Davis raved about Tyler on episode 38 of WSIRN, having read everything Tyler has written, says that her books are entertaining, but also with a layer of depth.

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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.

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