Love to Read? Love to Talk? Then join the Library’s Greedy Reader Book Club! The club meets the last Tuesday of every month to discuss books chosen by the members. All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend.
The meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room Y-102. The book for May is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler.
“Spool of Blue Thread” From the Publisher:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND USA TODAY | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Chicago Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Telegraph • BookPage
“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. 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. From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor.
This book is available at the Alachua County Public Library.