A Spool of Blue Thread Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,752 Ratings

A Spool of Blue Thread


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385683432

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A Spool of Blue Thread Book Description :

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "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.

A Spool of Blue Thread Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,752 Ratings

A Spool of Blue Thread


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473513167

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A Spool of Blue Thread Book Description :

**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015** ‘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 summer’s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family. 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 – four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their home... **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

A Spool of Blue Thread Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,751 Ratings

A Spool of Blue Thread


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101874288

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A Spool of Blue Thread Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE “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. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND USA TODAY | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Chicago Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Telegraph • BookPage

Summary of a Spool of Blue Thread  A Novel  Trivia Quiz for Fans Book

Summary of a Spool of Blue Thread A Novel Trivia Quiz for Fans


  • Author : Whizbooks
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0464782546

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Summary of a Spool of Blue Thread A Novel Trivia Quiz for Fans Book Description :

Summary of A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691390

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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Book Description :

Pearl Tull may be dying, but she remembers well the day her husband abandoned her and left her to raise their three children--Cody, Ezra, and Jenny--by herself. Now, as these three are brought together by Pearl's nearing death, each sibling recounts the bitter memories of their childhood: Cody, the oldest, who felt responsible as the cause for his father's departure, all the while hiding his envy for his younger brother Ezra, whom he believes to be his mother's favourite; Ezra, the kind, nurturing young son whose sole wish is to see his family be together and happy, trying repeatedly (and failing) to bring his splintered family together for a meal at the restaurant where he works; and Jenny, the willful scholar, who only encounters familial stability after her third marriage. Contending with the troubles of their past and present, Ezra makes a final attempt to bring the family together for a meal, where the Tull siblings will come together to hash out their repressed feelings--and encounter a surprise visitor--recounting with painful candor what the family meant to them.

Clock Dance Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Clock Dance


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691604

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Clock Dance Book Description :

A bewitching new novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country to Baltimore. The impulsive decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter will lead Willa into uncharted territory--surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family and forced to find solace in unexpected places. A bittersweet, probing novel of hope and grief, fulfillment and renewal, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

Study Guide Book

Study Guide


  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 170344289X

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Study Guide Book Description :

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 65-page guide for "A Spool Of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 14 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Keeping Up Appearances and The Ghosts of Our Past.

The Beginner s Goodbye Book
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Beginner s Goodbye


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307958228

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The Beginner s Goodbye Book Description :

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel about loss and recovery, pierced throughout with her humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman, she’s like a breath of fresh air. He marries her without hesitation, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. Aaron works at his family’s vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy’s unexpected appearances from the dead—in their house, on the roadway, in the market—help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually, Aaron discovers that maybe for this beginner there is indeed a way to say goodbye. “Like a modern Jane Austen, Tyler creates small worlds [depicting] the intimate bonds of friendship and family.”—USA Today “An absolute charmer of a novel . . . With sparkling prose . . . [Anne] Tyler gets at the beating heart of what it means to lose someone, to say goodbye.”—The Boston Globe “Classic Tyler . . . The wonder of Anne Tyler is how consistently clear-eyed and truthful she remains about the nature of families and especially marriage.”—Los Angeles Times “Beautifully intricate . . . By the exquisitely romantic emotional climax [an] ordinary life has bloomed into an opera.”—Entertainment Weekly

If Morning Ever Comes Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

If Morning Ever Comes


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449911785

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If Morning Ever Comes Book Description :

Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a fairly large, blindly cheerful family that never seems to know when to get upset. Raised by women- a proud mother, an incorrigible grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters-Ben Joe has always been an outsider of sorts, and a chronic worrier.