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Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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I enjoyed this family drama and Anne Tyler's style of a slow moving plot that shares the joys and disappointments within the Whitshank family. The story and characters were authentic and made me laugh and cry. This was the first time reading a novel by Anne Tyler and am interested in reading more. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Characters were interesting. Writing was good. That's about all folks. What? Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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In classic, Anne Tyler style, the history of a family, the culture of a region, the story of generations are brought together through rich story-telling and fluid prose. The story of the Whitshank ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Abby and Red Whitshank have a son, Denny who never has found his niche in life. He comes and goes from home, sometimes for days, weeks, or years. Their other children live fairly normal lives. When ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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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

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I really enjoyed this. It's a big sprawling look at three generations of a family. I wish we'd learned more about the kids (Jeannie, Amanda, Stem & Denny) but learning about the parents and grandparents probably told enough. She captured the frustration and love of family perfectly. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Anne Tyler has written a beautiful family saga with identifiable characters. A Booker Prize contender, she weaved mundane family life into an interesting story. I enjoyed the main characters, Abby and ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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One of the many things I love about Anne Tyler's writing is that she beautifully crafts remarkable characters from people that would seem quite ordinary if you happened to meet them in everyday life ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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I just can't care, it's not an interesting read. I've made it about 3/4 of the way through and can't seem to stay and finish it. I've been lingering so long, time to move on... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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A friend asked me to read this, so I kept reading and waiting for something to happen. This family story of four generations is so typical of all families that there really is no story here. At times, the story seems so disjointed that I question the title. Read full review


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