The Resource A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler

Label
A spool of blue thread
Title
A spool of blue thread
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "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
"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "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 thehouse 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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392552
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
S68 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andrae, A
  • Grandparents
  • Storytelling
  • Family life
  • Choice
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Maryland
  • Emotions
  • Secrets
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Grandparents
  • Storytelling
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Grandparents
  • Storytelling
Target audience
adult
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897346174
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780701189525
Lccn
2014045502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101874271
System control number
(OCoLC)897346174
Label
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler
Link
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897346174
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780701189525
Lccn
2014045502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781101874271
System control number
(OCoLC)897346174

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