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A spool of blue thread [text (large print)] / Anne Tyler.

Tyler, Anne. (Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library TYLER (Anne) (Text) 37814002868900 LARGE PRINT - FICTION Book None 03/09/2015 Available -
Hood River County Library LP FIC TYLER (Text) 33892100260950 Adult Large Print Book None 05/23/2015 Available -
Pendleton Public Library LP F TYLER (Text) 37801000505188 Large Print Book None 07/02/2015 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library LP TYLER (Text) 33892005882783 LARGE PRINT None 03/31/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804194723 :
  • ISBN: 0804194726 :
  • Physical Description: 549 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Large Print Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.
Subject: Grandparents > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Older people > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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