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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

“A Spool of Blue Thread” (2015) by Anne Tyler is a novel as much about a house as it is about a family. Four generations of the Whitshank family live in this large Baltimore house, built by Junior ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherybear - LibraryThing

A realistic portrayal of several generations of a family. Nobody's perfect in this novel. You love them all, while also exasperated with most of them from time to time. Read full review

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User Review  - jphamilton - LibraryThing

Many a year has gone by since I have read an Anne Tyler. After enjoying this one as much as I did, I realize that I have been missing out. Quirky characters are what I always think about when I think ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book! It's easy to read and engaging. On the surface it might sound kind of bland but I got to know the characters quickly and developed a genuine connection and interest in ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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A wonderful read. This is not a book that has much of a plot but is none the worse for it. This is a book about people and their families and how everyone one has a story even when there is little ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

Anne Tyler at her absolute best. Poignant, sharp and haunting. I wish I knew the magic that allows Tyler to write about characters that at first glance seem to not have anything particular going for ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

This novel did take some patience getting into, even though I'm a decades-fan of Tyler. But once you spin around the spool of going deeper into time, it caught me in its thread and never let me go. It's vintage Tyler in the end. Wonderful read. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

This book is Anne Tyler at her finest. The Whitshank family stories unfold back and forth through the decades, each retelling revealing new secrets. It is hard to determine the main, main character ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

Anne Tyler's books always draw me in. In this one, we meet a multi-generational family living in a big beautiful house and we learn how they came to be there and how they leave. It is about letting go and embracing humanness. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

User Review  - Goodreads

A wonderfully and intricately woven story about a multi-generational family that's spun in just the most delightful way. Loved this! Read full review


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