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

A spool of blue thread : a novel /, Anne Tyler

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A spool of blue thread : a novel /
Title
A spool of blue thread
Title remainder
a novel /
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
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Language
eng
Summary
"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . ." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves 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 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, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor. Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler's work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide
Summary
A Baltimore family gathers on the porch to talk about their lives in the past, present and future
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015.
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10392552
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Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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unknown
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dictionaries
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Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Seniors
  • Houses
  • Decision-making
  • Families
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Secrets
  • Family relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel /, Anne Tyler
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  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
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unknown
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781101874288
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00531726
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel /, Anne Tyler
Link
Publication
Note
  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781101874288
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00531726
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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