Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Spool of Blue Thread


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


A Spool of Blue Thread
By Anne Tyler

Publication Date: February 10

From Amazon:

"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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33 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Anne Tyler is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

I'm such a fan of multi-generational novels. This one sounds great, and I love its title.

My WoW is here.

Teisha McRae said...

I've never read anything by Anne Tyler, but this sounds interesting! Great choice:) Check out my WoW post!

virnaaryanita said...

Great choice. I've never read anything by this author :D

virnaaryanita said...

Great choice. I've never read anything by this author :D

Kiran J. @ Book Maniac Reviews said...

Actually I haven't read anything by Anne Tyler but I think I miight change that soon! :)

Tina's Blog said...

This one's in my WoW queue, too. There are some great books coming out to look forward to.

Shane Morgan said...

This seems like a really interesting family-oriented story. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Hump Day!

Shane @ItchingforBooks

Leila @ Readers' Oasis said...

Oh, I had no idea she had a new one coming out! I have read so many of novels--most back in the '80s and '90s.

Thanks for hosting this--I'm participating for the first time.

disappearintoreading said...

It feels so good to be blogging again, I've missed out on a lot, the upside is I have so many books to read and catch up on!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!
Happy Reading!

Carin Siegfried said...

I adore Anne Tyler! I've read most of her books and own the rest, but somehow I missed the news about this one. Thank you!

bermudaonion said...

Oh, I love Anne Tyler!

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds really good! I've never read this author, but it sounds like I should. Adding this one to my radar!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I really like the sound of this one and have never read Anne Tyler. Will be interested to hear your thoughts.

P.E. Mari said...

Never heard of this one but it sounds great. I hope you get to enjoy it soon!

-Mari

Lisa Mandina said...

This is totally not my cup of tea, but the cover is very pretty. Love that shade of blue.

bookshelffantasies.com said...

Nice choice! I haven't read an Anne Tyler book in years, but for a while, I was practically obsessed. Looking forward to reading this one as well.

Andrea Garcia said...

Interesting. I haven't read anything by this author yet. Thanks for sharing!

Sidwell Dunn said...

A Spool of Blue Thread sounds really good! Thanks for sharing this I will be adding it to my list :)

Kerry O'Donnell said...

Sounds interesting, I hope you like it!!
My WoW.

Kat T. said...

I have not read anything yet by Anne Tyler, great choice though!!
My WOW

Sara Modahl said...

Thanks for sharing!

Beth Hoffman said...

I so enjoy Ann Tyler's work and I didn't know she had a new one slated to launch. Thanks for the heads-up, Jill!

Michelle said...

I haven't done one of these in so long! Glad to be back! :)

Megan A said...

Sounds like that would be such a nice read. Thanks for sharing. :)

Pixie said...

This look interesting. Sorry for the double post link. I didn't realize it stored last weeks info.

Laura said...

The book sounds awesome. I love Anne Tyler!

Giselle Flores said...

Seems super interesting! Great pick :)

Daniel Saugar said...

This isn't my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it!

My WoW is here http://thecouchpotatoesdigest.blogspot.com

everythingnyze said...

This is interesting ♥

Here's mine:
WOW: Loop by Karen Akins

Alma said...
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Alma said...

Here is my WoW post: http://diaryofbooklover.blogspot.com/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-of-olympus.html

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