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The Resource A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler

A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler

Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel
Title
A spool of blue thread
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
In this book, we come to know three generations of Whitshanks--a family with secrets and memories that are sometimes different than what others observe. The book’s timeline moves back and forth with overlapping stories, just like thread on a spool. Most readers will find themselves in the story. Once again, Tyler has written an enchanting tale. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392552
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
C59 2015b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reminiscing
  • Grandparent and child
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Grandparents
  • Families
  • Married people
  • Older people
  • Storytelling
  • Domestic fiction
  • Large type books
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
549 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194723
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885228496
  • (OCoLC)ocn885228496
  • 442071
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
549 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194723
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885228496
  • (OCoLC)ocn885228496
  • 442071

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