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A Spool of Blue Thread
A Spool of Blue Thread
Author: Anne Tyler
“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” — This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553394399
ISBN-10: 0553394398
Publication Date: 4/26/2016
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed A Spool of Blue Thread on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
There was once a great TV show about "nothing" -- Seinfeld. This book was essentially about "nothing" and while it kept my attention for the most part, I really cannot recommend it. Yes, it was very well written, but the content- everyday life of an everyday family - IMHO it was just not novel-worthy. I wanted to scream in frustration when, towards the end of the book where it SHOULD BE wrapping up, she starts the whole mostly boring story AGAIN from a different person's point of view.I had to skip over that. No way was I reading all that again, even from a different perspective. Maybe I should have read some reviews BEFORE I started to read it... but I wanted to form my own opinions, and that I have done. And they are not good.
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Helpful Score: 3
Super read. Loved this book. Made me laugh, made me cry. Nostalgic for me. Reminder of the way we were raised years ago. Great story..
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