Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize
“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.
Making relationships and Marriages work is a twenty- four job, especially, when letting go seem easier than to fix what is broken. There are too many influences from social media to television that enable people to divorce or break up, making the smallest thing to overcome the hardest to fix. If you are having relationship or marriage problems, or want to detect small problems before they grow, you need this book. Each morning you are blessed to see; you need to be thinking of how you can love your wife, husband or lover a little more than yesterday. In this book, it will help you swallow your pride if you need to forgive, encourage you to love more if you feel ignored or apprehensive, or if you need to build a stronger foundation so you stay in love and committed. In order to make your relationships or marriages strong, first, you need to get rid of the things that poison them, and this book will show you how. ARE YOU READY?
Love is splendid and beautiful when two people unafraid exploring one another intimate treasure. I wanted to bring something new and refreshing from my other best-selling books. The concept of marriage, love and relationships has changed, because people are finding it difficult to making them work and last. In this book, I take the reader on a ride that increases their desire and understanding of love and wanting it to entrap their hearts. In order for love to overwhelm your heart and life, first, you have to throw out all past failures and disappointments, and let the words in this book reshape you into believing that falling in love and making it last is really easy.