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A spool of blue thread

A spool of blue thread

Tyler, Anne

'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon'. This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we see played out the hopes and fears, the rivalries and tensions of families everywhere - the essential nature of family life

Large print, Book. English. General. Domestic fiction. Large type books.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1444827138, 9781444827132
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Vintage, 2015.
Physical Description: 464 pages (large print) ; 24 cm