A Spool of Blue Thread (Kobo eBook)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The story of four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been the Whitshank family's anchor.

"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon ...” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959.

From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, the Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories 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.