Spool of Blue Thread


THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZEA RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK'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 summer?s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family. 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 - four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their home...'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve'Anne Tyler is one of my favourite writers and this is a delicious book' Rachel Joyce


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No one does family like Anne Tyler does family -- sink into the funny, true, joy of her new novel

Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.

Man Booker Finalist 2015

"Exquisite" --The Times

"I love Tyler's writing... She writes so beautifully and with such insight. Read her books and she can actually change your view, change how you see the world" -- Judy Finnigan Mail on Sunday

"A must-read" --Good Housekeeping

"Every sentence is perfect in this witty story of family life" --Sun

"Glorious" --Independent

General Fields

  • : Arrow
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 9780099598480
  • : penguin random house
  • : August 2015
  • : general