A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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The purple tag is from the Tulsa library.

I read a lot, we are one of the few families in America who get a newspaper delivered every day plus I read the online New York Times, and I get several magazines. Most of the time I have two books going, one nonfiction and one fiction. Every once in a while though I start reading a book where I shut down all my other reading and other activities until I finish it and Anne Tyler‘s “A Spool of Blue Thread” is such a book. I quit all my other reading and a lot of other activities just to read this saga of the Whitshank family.

I think that this may be one of those books where everybody gets something different out of the book. What I got was a family where everybody is a little different but there is a common thread between them. It is also a book about people and how they can change but basically stay the same. It is a book about families and the myths they have about themselves and how they think those myths make them exceptional. I loved this book. It may be one of the best books I have ever read. So I recommend it highly!

I got this copy from the Tulsa Library, for free!! I work that free angle hard because I am kind of cheap I guess. Plus I like to support our libraries.

2 thoughts on “A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

  1. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Anne Tyler is probably my favorite modern-day author! I loved this book as i have loved everything she’s written; the themes of family, created families, and connections seem to run through all her books. Sometimes it seems like nothing happens, but it does — life happens!

    We are big readers and Library users in this family as well!

    Catching up on all I missed while traveling; glad i caught this on my Feedly.

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