A Spool of Blue Thread

  • von Anne Tyler
  • Sprecher: Kimberly Farr
  • 13 Std. 23 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

"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 21st 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.

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Kritikerstimmen

"Tyler show[s] once again that she's a gifted and engrossing storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
"...Tyler is as fleet and graceful as a skater, her prose as transparent as ice... We get swept up in the spin of conversations, the slipstream of consciousness, and the glide and dip of domestic life, then feel the sting of Tyler's quick and cutting insights into unjust assumptions about class, gender, age, and race... Tyler's long dedication to language and story [is] an artistic practice made perfect in this charming, funny, and shrewd novel of the paradoxes of self, family, and home." (Donna Seaman, Booklist)
"It is wonderful to pick up a novel from a bonafide literary superstar. A Spool of Blue Thread is Anne Tyler's 20th novel and it shows in every flawless sentence... A stunning novel about family life which just rings so true - it depicts the bonds and the tensions, the love and the exasperation beautifully... A terrific novel." (The Bookseller, UK (Book of the Month))

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Typisch Anne Tyler: Mit kräftigen Pinselstrichen und feinen Tupfern lässt sie uns an mehreren Generationen einer Familie teilhaben. Erste Liebe, zeitliche Konventionen, Elterndasein, Geschwisterrivalität und die Tücken des Altwerdens. Sie spannt einen Bogen, der in seiner nicht linearen Struktur etwas gestückelt wirkt, und zumindest eine Passage davon zieht die Mitte in die Länge. Es ist nicht ihr bester Familienroman (das ist immer noch DINNER IM HEIMWEHRESTAURANT), aber immer noch ein guter in bewährter Anne Tyler-Manier.

Die Sprecherin:

Kimberly Farr verblüfft mit pointierter, unterhaltsamer Differenzierung, Energie und Wandelbarkeit. Von der ältlichen, resoluten Abby bis hin zu Stem's verschüchtertem Kinderstimmchen, vom schwerhörig-lauten Red bis zu Linnie's dickem Südstaaten-Akzent: Es passt. Was manchmal wie zu dick aufgelegt klingt, sorgt tatsächlich in diesem personenlastigen Hörbuch dafür, dass auch Längen nicht langweilig werden.
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- papercuts1

What a lame story

Waste of time. This book didnt tell me anything and I have no clue what the author is trying to convey.
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- Dagmar von Zahn-Freire

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2015
  • Verlag: Random House Audio