A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.2 • 22 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 

“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.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
KF
Kimberly Farr
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
13:19
hr min
RELEASED
2015
February 10
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
409.1
MB

Customer Reviews

AnnStan ,

Really horrible

Don’t waste your time or money. The narrative is like sitting next to an elderly aunt at a family reunion that drones on for 13 hours and 23 minutes about uninteresting family members. Totally pointless and boring.

cerulean06 ,

A spool of blue thread

Terrible book. None of the characters are likable and the reader is slow and monotonous. Don't waste your money.

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