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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

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"Houses need humans,” Red said. “You all should know that. Oh, sure, humans cause wear and tear—scuffed floors and stopped-up toilets and such—but that's nothing compared to what happens when a ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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The characters--multiple generations of them-not the plot, drive this novel. It's a beautiful series of snapshots of the Whitshank family and their home. I really enjoyed this novel for its precise, insightful sentences and subtle symbolism. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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I have read Anne Tyler before and knew what to expect. This is not an elaborate story, or a profound message; just a good strong picture of a family over the generations, with all its flaws and joys. Although my very sophisticated book group were less than enthusiastic, most liked it well enough. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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If you love anything about Family History, you will enjoy reading this book. The author leads you on a journey with the Whitshank family, I loved how you could feel a part of the family and even a ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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This is one WEIRD family. The setting is Baltimore and it was fun knowing the streets as they talked about them. I wasn't as familiar with the neighborhoods on the outskirts of town, but I've been ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Nice. Me and Anne go way back. She was really good with this one. The stuff of real life: Family tension, aging, change and transitions and memory loss. But I really was sorry it ended. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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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

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Books about dysfunctional families must not be my thing. I read it through but really was not entranced. Didn't like any of the characters except Nora who was the only one ho seemed to have her head on straight. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Beautiful and sad book about aging parents and the impact on their children. It is a simple story that in lesser hands may have included overwrought emotion and drama, but Tyler retains a quiet rawness. Her characters feel very real and all too familiar. Read full review


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