Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Home for Ties that Bind

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler's 20th novel is all about the Whitshank family, starting with Abby and Red. They live in the home that Red's father built on Bouton Road in Baltimore. Here, they raised their four children. Well, actually, only three of them are theirs. They informally adopted Douglas, the boy they call Stem. Now they're all grown up. Stem, Amanda and Jeannie are married with children of their own. Denny was married as well and has a daughter, but no one is sure if the girl is biologically his, and he's not living with her mother anymore. However, there is more, and to understand this family fully, looking at them today isn't enough. For that, you need to go back, at least three generations.

My complete review of this novel is now only available on my new blog here!

"A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler, published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, release date February 10, 2015, is available to order on Kindle from Amazon, Nook from

Barnes & Noble, other eReader formats from Kobo, as an iBook from iTunes, in hardcover or paperback from The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for inviting me to read an advance copy of this book for Book Browse via NetGalley. This review also appears on my Times of Israel blog.
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