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A Spool of Blue Thread

(2015)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon..." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red's father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red's grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the 21st century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler's work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish.


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February 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: A Spool Of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4448-2713-8 / 978-1-4448-2713-2 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
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ISBN: 0-385-68342-1 / 978-0-385-68342-5 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7011-8951-7 / 978-0-7011-8951-8 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
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ISBN: 1-101-87427-9 / 978-1-101-87427-1 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-78470-109-2 / 978-1-78470-109-3 (UK edition)
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
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ISBN: 0-385-68344-8 / 978-0-385-68344-9 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-553-39439-8 / 978-0-553-39439-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-09-959848-5 / 978-0-09-959848-0 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-8129-9928-2 / 978-0-8129-9928-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex Mm
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7011-8952-5 / 978-0-7011-8952-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-8041-9472-6 / 978-0-8041-9472-3 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-5247-5467-6 / 978-1-5247-5467-9
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January 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4890-7991-2 / 978-1-4890-7991-6 (Australia edition)
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January 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4890-7992-0 / 978-1-4890-7992-3 (Australia edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel
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ISBN: 0-553-55103-5 / 978-0-553-55103-7 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
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February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
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Title: A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
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