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Viewing Entry - A Spool of Blue Thread (E14018)
by Tyler, Anne.

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TitleA Spool of Blue Thread
Author / Responsible partyTyler, Anne.
GenreDomestic Fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Families -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction. Aging parents -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


"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.

Additional Information

System control numberE14018
Original Print PublisherAlfred A. Knopf, 2015
Narrator NameKimberly Farr
Participant or performer noteKimberly Farr
Narrators GenderFemale narrator