A Spool of Blue Thread

' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer's day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513162

Category: Fiction

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**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015** ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer’s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family. 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 twenty-first century – four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their home... **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

Study Guide

This 65-page guide for "A Spool Of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 14 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 65-page guide for "A Spool Of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 14 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Keeping Up Appearances and The Ghosts of Our Past.

Summary of a Spool of Blue Thread A Novel Trivia Quiz for Fans

Summary of A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and ...

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Summary of A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

A Spool of Blue Thread A Novel by Anne Tyler Conversation Starters

A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD IS ABOUT THE WHITSHANKS who have lived in
the same house for a couple of generations—a house built by their father's father,
Junior Whitshank. Junior was a builder who worked with his father and brother ...

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A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler | Conversation Starters A Spool of Blue Thread features a typical family settled for a couple of generations in a house built by their grandfather. While they appear to be happy and united to outsiders, cracks gradually develop in the unity of the family. As we probe even further, it is shown that the family never had the kind of background people thought. In short, appearances can be deceiving, and families find a way to work despite all the problems they face. The underlying message of the book is that families can be defined by their individual members, but also by all the joys, sorrows, quirkiness, and events that take place within them. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

A Spool of Blue Thread A Novel by Anne Tyler Trivia On Books

a. b. c. d. Question #7 A Spool of Blue Thread offers a glimpse of family life in
America. It's deeply moving and sentimental. That it was the best Tyler novel to
date. “Tyler is able to write stories similar to television sitcoms but with more
depth ...

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Trivia-on-Book: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! A Spool of Blue Thread tells the story of your typical American family – or so it seems. The Whitshanks have lived in the Whitshank house for generations. As the head of the family is aging and his wife is suffering from dementia, their now grown-up children moved back to their house promising to take care of them. With a house full of children and two dogs, things start to unfold as each sibling brings to light previous issues and comes to terms with each other. World renowned author, Anne Taylor takes us into another family drama story that will move the reader’s emotions. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Teenage Wasteland

First appearing in the pages of Seventeen Magazine, “Teenage Wasteland” has become one of Anne Tyler’s most widely beloved short stories—an affecting and masterful portrait of a life interrupted and a family come undone.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 059331395X

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

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Daisy Coble had been a good mother, and so she was ashamed to find out from Donny’s teacher that he had been misbehaving. He was noisy, lazy, disruptive, and he was caught smoking. At night, she lay awake wondering where she had gone wrong, and how she could have failed as a parent. Unsure of herself, Daisy follows the advice of professionals, and hires Donny a tutor with some unusual ideas to set the boy straight. But, has the gap between them grown too wide to bridge? First appearing in the pages of Seventeen Magazine, “Teenage Wasteland” has become one of Anne Tyler’s most widely beloved short stories—an affecting and masterful portrait of a life interrupted and a family come undone. A Vintage Short.

Ladder of Years

But how long can she keep this up before her real life finds her? **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407016059

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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One warm summer's day at the beach, forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in a swimsuit and beach robe, walks away from her family and just keeps on going. After hitching a ride with a stranger to a new town where she knows no one, she reinvents herself as a single woman with no ties and begins living a new life altogether. But how long can she keep this up before her real life finds her? **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks

Clock Dance

A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473556236

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child, being proposed to at an airport at the age of twenty-one, the accident that would leave her a widow in her forties. Each time, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call from a stranger informing her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter leads Willa into uncharted territory and the eventual realisation that it’s never too late to choose your own path. 'She is and always will be my favourite author' Liane Moriarty

The Amateur Marriage

From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counter-culture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayers of later years, we watch their lives unspool and see the consequences of their very mismatched ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020633

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counter-culture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayers of later years, we watch their lives unspool and see the consequences of their very mismatched marriage. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD ‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks ‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike ‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner ‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

Anne Tyler Omnibus

This first omnibus edition of three full-length novels, all set in the respectable Baltimore streets she has made so particularly her own, encompasses the range of eccentricities and compromises to which they are driven.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138388

Category: Fiction

Page: 999

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No other writer captures like Anne Tyler, with acerbic affection and compassionate clarity, the shifts and defences of the average family struggling to keep life under control. This first omnibus edition of three full-length novels, all set in the respectable Baltimore streets she has made so particularly her own, encompasses the range of eccentricities and compromises to which they are driven. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant follows the disintegration and eventual reaffirmation of the Tull family – fierce, embittered Pearl, left by Beck to raise handsome, thrusting Cody, Jenny, the pediatrician losing herself in devotion to others, and docile Ezra, whose attempts to unite them all around a table at his eccentric Homesick Restaurant are the focus of their differences and their bond. In The Accidental Tourist, Macon – a man of habit and routine, who writes guide books for businessmen who hate to leave home – is confronted by chaos in his own family life. Between aching sadness and glorious absurdity, Macon hesitantly emerges from his sage cocoon into the vibrant, unpredictable world of the outrageous Muriel... And Breathing Lessons, which won the Pulitzer Prize, lays bare the anatomy of a marriage. On the round trip to a friend’s funeral, Maggie and Ira Moran make detours literal and metaphorical – into the lives of grown children, old friends, total strangers and their own past – and, despite Ira’s disappointments and Maggie’s optimistic determination to rearrange life as she would like it to be, an old married couple fall in love all over again.

Annual Report of the Inspector of Factories and Workshops of the State of New Jersey

A pair of scissors and a spool of blue thread were furnished to each two girls .
With this outfit sewing was easily , quietly and successfully handled by the
regular teacher from the begioning , and this state of affairs was entirely due to
the ...

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Vinegar Girl

Will Kate be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round? Anne Tyler's brilliant retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190177

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread 'A thoroughly modern love story' Guardian, Books of the Year Kate Battista is stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and infuriating younger sister Bunny? Dr Battista has other problems. His brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, his new scientific breakthrough will fall through... When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he’s relying – as usual – on Kate to help him. Will Kate be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round? Anne Tyler’s brilliant retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as surprising as Kate herself.

Earthly Possessions

'A skilful novel by a writer in full flight from the obvious' Observer For thirty-five year old Charlotte Emory, leaving her husband seems to offer the only way out from the mundaneness of every day life's earthly possessions and emotional ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446419088

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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For thirty-five year old Charlotte Emory, leaving her husband seems to offer the only way out from the mundaneness of every day life's earthly possessions and emotional complications. In the bank, she withdraws enough money to escape a life and a marriage gone sour. But Charlotte is about to escape in a way she never expected, as a young bank robber takes her hostage, and they head south for Florida in a stolen car. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD ‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks ‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike ‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner ‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

Martha is lost in regret for her past, her husband Mike is yearning for a time when his wife wasn't always so distant, teenagers Tilly and Ben are both coming of age in their own unruly ways, and nine-year-old Ada is holding on to a ...

Author: Martine Murray

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925498719

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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• A beautiful and affecting story about the fragility of family relationships and about the pervading effects of secrets we keep, set in a small Victorian country town. • It is 1980, the year of John Lennon's assassination, and the Bloom family is beginning to unravel. Martha is lost in regret for her past, her husband Mike is yearning for a time when his wife wasn't always so distant, teenagers Tilly and Ben are both coming of age in their own unruly ways, and nine-year-old Ada is holding on to a childhood that is about to be lost to her. • Told from the perspectives of each family member, Martine Murray's impressive adult fiction debut is about a family growing up and growing apart, each of them longing for their own kind of freedom. • Lyrical, sophisticated and immensely captivating, The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is ultimately a story about relationships, what people withhold from each other, and what happens when secrets, present and past, come to light. • For fans of Holly Throsby's Goodwood, Peggy Frew's Hope Farm and Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread • Martine Murray is an award-winning children’s novelist and illustrator. She was born in Melbourne and now lives in Castlemaine, Victoria.

University of Florida Publications in Experimental Applied Economics

Andrew said , " Elizabeth sews with thread . She has a spool of red thread . She
has a spool of green thread . She has a spool of blue thread . She has a spool of
yellow thread . I will make a spool holder for Elizabeth . It will hold her spool of ...

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Half truths and Semi miracles

Available to readers for the first time since its initial publication, this is a wry and moving story by an American master.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473563488

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

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Susanna has an incredible gift: she can heal ailments with just the touch of her hand. People travel from far and wide based on their faith in her abilities. But Susanna’s power only works in certain cases -- it’s a semi-miracle. And as she grows into a woman, and tries to build a life of her own, her calling to fix and cure becomes more of a burden than a blessing. Why is she able to take people’s pain away sometimes, and not others? And not when she needs to most of all? With the balm of time, and the wisdom of experience, Susanna must learn to live with the mysterious nature of her miracle. Available to readers for the first time since its initial publication, this is a wry and moving story by an American master.

Celestial Navigation

"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love." —PEOPLE Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778827X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love." —PEOPLE Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then that Jeremy is forced to take in Mary Tell and her child as boarders. Mary is unaware of how much courage it takes Jaremy to look her in the eye. For Jeremy, like one of his paper creations, is fragile and easily torn--especially when he's falling in love....

Redhead by the Side of the Road

And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle... ** BOOK OF THE YEAR Sunday Times, Daily Express, Times, Daily Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473574668

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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'Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour-de-force' Sunday Times Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet. His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly. He measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning). He is content with the steady balance of his life. But then the order of things starts to tilt. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle... **A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020** ** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020**

Tumble Tower

A very messy princess in a very tidy royal family has the opportunity to prove that there are advantages to not being neat.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780531054970

Category: Cleanliness

Page: 32

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A very messy princess in a very tidy royal family has the opportunity to prove that there are advantages to not being neat.

A Slipping Down Life

When she manages to meet him, she bursts out of her lonely shell and their two lives become unforgettably entwined. **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446426653

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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In a small Southern town teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she carves his name on her forehead their two lives become unforgettably entwined in this remarkable novel. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD ‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks ‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike ‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner ‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty