A Spool of Blue Thread.

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A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD

By Anne Tyler

Tyler's best-selling novels are a paean to ordinary lives and events. Her 20th novel features aging Red and Abby Whitshank. When their health begins to falter, their middle-aged children converge on the spacious family home, built 70 years earlier by Red's father, Junior, in an attempt to surmount his working-class roots. As they each vie for control, jealousies simmer, tempers flare, and decades-old grudges threaten to tear them apart despite "their...

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