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- DescriptionShort-listed for the Man Booker Prize It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afteron. . . This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated t only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor. Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a vel to cherish.
- Author BiographyANNE 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 and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Author(s)Anne Tyler
- PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
- Date of Publication10/02/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintKnopf Publishing Group
- Weight658 g
- Width168 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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