February LibraryReads Selections

January 12, 2015

I’m also ordering what I can in audio. You should see those we did not already own in the catalog shortly. For complete annotations, see their website.

 The Favorite

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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

“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 twenty-first 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.

 

 

Other Selections

TouchofStardust-198x300  MySunshineAway-199x300  SecretsofSirRichard-187x300  HalftheWorld-197x300  FindingJake-198x300  DarkerShadeofMagic-199x300  SiegeWinter-200x300  DreamingSpies-203x300

 

 

 

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