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
A Baltimore family gathers on the porch to talk about their lives in the past, present and future
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392552
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Reminiscing
  • Grandparent and child
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Grandparents
  • Families
  • Older people
  • Storytelling
  • Married people
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print ed.
Extent
549 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194723
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
System control number
(OCoLC)885228496
Label
A spool of blue thread : a novel, Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print ed.
Extent
549 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194723
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
System control number
(OCoLC)885228496

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