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A Spool of Blue Thread

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No one does family like Anne Tyler does family -- sink into the funny, true, joy of her new novelShortlisted for the Man Booker Pr... Lire la suite
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No one does family like Anne Tyler does family -- sink into the funny, true, joy of her new novel

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Sunday Times bestseller '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 day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself. From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions - the essential nature of family life. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD

Préface
No one does family like Anne Tyler does family -- sink into the funny, true, joy of her new novel

Auteur
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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As Abby Whitshank tells the story of three generations of her family, we witness the events and unguarded moments that have come to define who the Whitshanks are. And while all families like to believe they are special, what we really see are the hopes and fears, the rivalries and tensions of families everywhere. This is vintage Anne Tyler - a big, fat family saga to truly lose yourself in.



Résumé
**Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015**

**Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015**

**Sunday Times bestseller**

'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 day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.

And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself.

From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions the essential nature of family life.

OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD

Informations sur le produit

Titre: A Spool of Blue Thread
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Code EAN: 9781784701093
ISBN: 1784701092
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 465
Poids: 253g
Taille: H177mm x B108mm x T38mm
Parution: 01.09.2015
Année: 2015

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