A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler

A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler, reviewed by Robert Lindsay
“A spool of blue thread” is the 20th novel of acclaimed American author Anne Tyler. Anne weaves a potent but amusing tale centred around generations of the Whitshanks family. The central characters are Abby and Red, who fell in love on a day in July 1959. The background story of Red’s parents, who arrived in Baltimore in the 1920’s, and the continuing tale of Abby and Red’s children and grandchildren is anchored around the sprawling Baltimore home that becomes the family’s refuge. A fascinating portrayal of emotional highs and lows, jealousies, disappointments and secrets. You will not be disappointed if you find family sagas intriguing.
This book is available for loan from Lithgow Library and Learning Centre.