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A spool of blue thread

Author
Tyler, Anne, author.
Title
A spool of blue thread / Anne Tyler.
Format
Book
Published
London Chatto & Windus 2015. ©2015
Description
357 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red met that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself. From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we see played out the hopes and fears, the rivalries and tensions of families everywhere - the essential nature of family life.
Subject headings
Reminiscing in old age--Fiction. Grandparent and child--Fiction. Grandparents--Fiction. Reminiscing--Fiction. Married people--Fiction. Families--Fiction. Baltimore (Md.)--Fiction.
Genre heading
Love stories. Domestic fiction.
ISBN
9780701189518 0701189517 9780701189525 0701189525

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PS3570.Y45 S68 2015
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
Floor
10th Floor, East Tower
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