Earlier this month Anne Tyler released her 20th book,Â A Spool of Blue Thread. Now itâs climbing the bestseller lists and getting lots of warm reviews.
The book, which mayÂ be her last, is theÂ story of aÂ Baltimore family that unwinds as it move backwards through several generations. And the family feelsÂ familiar:
âThere was nothing remarkable about the Whitshanks,â she writes,Â Â âBut like most families, they imagined they were special.â
So why all the excitement aboutÂ A Spool of Blue Thread, andÂ should you read it?
Here are five things toÂ consider before making up your mind:
1. Anne Tyler is the real deal.
2. Blue ThreadÂ may be her 20th book, but itâs as good asÂ any.
3.Â Tyler weaves a compelling, complex story out of the mundane.
4. The New York TimesÂ didnât like Blue Thread â but they seem to be the only ones.
5. This is a cozy book for the end of a long winter.
Review in The Huffington Post
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