A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
Registered by Nodame of Strasbourg, Alsace France on 11/26/2017
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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.
Encore une histoire de famille bien racontée par Anne Tyler. Pour notre rencontre de décembre.
Always ready for another Anne Tyler.
not my favourite. Some characters are uncongenial and I found Junior's obsession with the house tiresome. Nevertheless, a pleasant read.
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