The Resource A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

Label
A spool of blue thread
Title
A spool of blue thread
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Creator
Author
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 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
Summary
A Baltimore family gathers on the porch to talk about their lives in the past, present and future
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10392552
Cataloging source
BT
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Tyler, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Families
  • Reminiscing
  • Grandparent and child
  • Married people
  • Grandparents
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054055913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780701189525
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054055913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780701189525

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