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Friday, March 27, 2015

I Love Anne Tyler's New Book

I don't want to give away too much.
Because I want all of Tyler's fans and some who may not know her yet to read A Spool of Blue Thread.
It just might be her best novel yet.

And it's surely her best cover ever. 

Instead of over-sharing, I'll give you a quote from near the beginning. It's about the family patriarch.

"According to Abby, who had known him since her girlhood, he had a thin, metallic voice and a twangy Southern accent, although he must have decided at some point that it would elevate his social standing if he pronounced his i's in the Northern way. In the middle of his country-sounding drawl, Abby said, a distinct, sharp i would poke forth here and there like a brier. She didn't sound entirely charmed by this trait."

(Thank you to my friend Marilyn who took me to her favorite "independent Bookstore by the Sea," THE BOOKMARK, where I spied a display of signed copies of A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD and of course had to have my own.)


Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

That IS a great cover! And DO love Anne Tyler. Wonderful that you got a signed copy!

Rosi said...

It has been quite awhile since I read an Anne Tyler book, but I do love them. I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Her best book yet? Wow, I think this is a MUST read then! And I adore the cover, too. All that bright blue. Who would have ever thought a picture of a spool of thread could look so pretty on a book?! :-)

Augusta Scattergood said...

Check back in and let me know what you think!