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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  - CarrieWuj - LibraryThing

No surprises here with Tyler's usual skill in creating real characters -- just like people you really know (or live with) and the messiness of families who deep-down really love each other. Featured ... Read full review

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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

A character driven story of a family, their relationships, and a house. It was an enjoyable read although it felt a little disjointed at times, jumping from generation to generation. Read full review

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User Review  - bobbieharv - LibraryThing

I had read that this novel was more in line with her earliest work (which I had loved), but I found it a bit disappointing. I never really got into the characters, and there were too many of them. A slightly tedious read. Read full review

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User Review  - Beth.Clarke - LibraryThing

It took a while for me to get into this Anne Tyler novel. It started off slowly, and it never really escalated, nor went to a real low point. It was just steady, good, okay. I enjoyed the little parts that were funny, but it wasn't my favorite Anne Tyler novel. Read full review

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User Review  - asxz - LibraryThing

I've been reading Anne Tyler for around 25 years since I first picked up a copy of The Accidental Tourist in my university bookshop. I've never been able to explain the appeal of her writing about not ... Read full review

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User Review  - tkcs - LibraryThing

I love Anne Tyler books and I hope what I've heard about this being her last novel is not true. I enjoy her quirky characters and often identify with some of the situations they get themselves into ... Read full review

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User Review  - MizzBirdsong - LibraryThing

Not Tyler's best work, yet that closing paragraph hit me hard. Read full review

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User Review  - snakes6 - LibraryThing

I was so surprised at how underwhelming this book is! It was fine and I enjoyed it ok, but I was expecting more Read full review

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User Review  - skavlanj - LibraryThing

Not her best. I got halfway through, then accidentally left it on a plane and never bothered getting a replacement. Read full review


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