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A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tyler, Anne

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE -NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND USA TODAY -NAMEDONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post NPR Chicago Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Telegraph BookPage Look for special... features inside. Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more. 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. Praise for A Spool of Blue Thread An act of literary enchantment . . . [Anne] Tyler remains among the best chroniclers of family life this country has ever produced. The Washington Post Quintessential Anne Tyler, as well as quintessential American comedy . . . [She] has a knack for turning sitcom situations into something far deeper and more moving. The New York Times Book Review By my count I ve now reviewed around fifty books for USA Today. I ve never given any of them four stars until today: to A Spool of Blue Thread, the masterful twentieth novel by Anne Tyler. USA Today By the end of this deeply beguiling novel, we come to know a reality entirely different from the one at the start. O: The Oprah Magazine Well-crafted, utterly absorbing and compelling . . . probably the best novel you will read all year. Chicago Tribune A miracle of sorts . . . tender, touching and funny . . . [an] understated masterpiece. Associated Press Exploring [the] dichotomy the imperfections that reside within a polished exterior is Tyler s specialty, and her latest generation-spanning work accomplishes just that, masterfully and monumentally. Elle The story of any family is told through the prism of time. And no storyteller compares to Tyler to when it comes to unspooling those tales. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Vintage Anne Tyler . . . [The Whitshanks are] rendered with such immediacy and texture that they might be our next-door neighbors. Los Angeles Times The magic of Tyler s novels [is that] youimagine these characters carrying on, muddling through, enduring the necessary sorrows and quiet joys of their lives somewhere beyond the page. The Seattle Times The sort of novel that s hard to disentangle yourself from. Warm, charming and emotionally radiant, it surely must be counted as among Tyler s best. The Miami Herald Prose so polished it practically glows on the page. Houston Chronicle
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ISBN 9780553394399
Released NZ 26 Apr 2016
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780553394399
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Anchor Books
Released 26 Apr 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tyler, Anne
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Storytelling, Older people, Grandparents, Families
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade