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We are excited to announce that Anne Tyler's twentieth novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, is our February selection.
From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life.
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.
Here's how it works:
• If you sign up for the Parnassus First Editions Club, we will deliver a signed first edition of a book to your doorstep 12 times a year.
• The selections will be hand-chosen by the staff of Parnassus, and will include a mix of established authors and potential new literary and non-fiction stars.
• We hope you'll love the books we choose, but in the event that you don't, you can return a selection within two weeks of receiving it.
• To sign up, simply fill out the form below or feel free to stop by the store, where one of our friendly booksellers will be happy to assist you. All books are billed at list price, plus postage.
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