A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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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.

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This Book is Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Sunday Times bestseller. 'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love 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 also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions - the essential nature of family life.

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SKU GOR006589879
Title A Spool of Blue Thread
Author By (author) Anne Tyler
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0701189517
ISBN 13 9780701189518
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

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This Book is Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Sunday Times bestseller. 'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love 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 also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions - the essential nature of family life.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006589879
Title A Spool of Blue Thread
Author By (author) Anne Tyler
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0701189517
ISBN 13 9780701189518
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.