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A spool of blue thread: a novel

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"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.
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    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.
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    subject_facetBaltimore (Md.) -- Fiction
    Families -- Fiction
    Grandparents -- Fiction
    Large type books
    Older people -- Fiction
    Psychological fiction
    Storytelling -- Fiction
    title_displayA spool of blue thread
    title_fullA Spool of Blue Thread A Novel
    A spool of blue thread / Anne Tyler
    A spool of blue thread [sound recording] : a novel / Anne Tyler
    A spool of blue thread [text (large print)] / : a novel / Anne Tyler
    title_shortA spool of blue thread
    title_suba novel
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    Fiction
    Grandparents
    Literature
    Older people
    Storytelling