It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon... This is the way
Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that
summer's day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as
their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From
that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events,
secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family. 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
twenty-first century - four generations of Whitshanks, their lives
unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that
has always been their home...

Anne Tyler—A Spool Of Blue Thread

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