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The Resource A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

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A Spool of Blue Thread
Title
A Spool of Blue Thread
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Summary
Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize "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.Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler's work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish
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  • Tyler, Anne
  • Farr, Kimberly
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
A Spool of Blue Thread
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Publication
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digital storage
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553551068
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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Label
A Spool of Blue Thread
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:89d2d8d9-1760-43b5-a8ce-70bed97d3f34
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780553551068
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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