RIFers Can’t Wait for Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler is a bonafide literary superstar. If you've read one of her novels, how would you describe her writing? Let's chat in the comments!

A Spool of Blue Thread is Anne Tyler’s twentieth novel, and RIFers can’t wait! When we hosted our Read It First giveaway last week, we got dozens of comments about all the reasons RIFers love Anne Tyler. We thought we’d share some of these insightful comments. Sure makes you want to pick up an Anne Tyler novel, doesn’t it?

Lala57: “I’ve been an Anne Tyler fan since I saw The Accidental Tourist late one night on HBO, I went out and bought the book the next day. I then read her earlier work, loved A Slipping-Down Life because it reminded me of someone close to me … since then I devour her novels – they’re gourmet reads!”

Peacesun: “Anne Tyler writes evocative books that remind me of when I was growing up. The anchor of a home permeates memories and makes you want to go back and touch your foundation of safety and shelter from family and friends.”

JP: “I love Anne Tyler. Ladder of Years was my favorite book. I read it many years ago and yet I think about it often even today. There is something about Anne Tyler that permeates your heart and soul and just takes up residence there. I would so appreciate winning this new book.”

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Teresa: “Books could be written about Anne Tyler’s writing style. Clear, crisp, concise. Her words paint pictures in my heart. I cannot wait to read this new work!”

Leia: “Have loved Anne Tyler’s books since I first read Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Excited to have a new one to read and savor.”

Poof Books: “Anne Tyler is a beautifully skilled writer. I have both loved and not loved her work but she always makes me think. I am so appreciative of an author that can do that with their writing.”

Edith: “What a treat it would be to immerse oneself in the world of an Anne Tyler novel on a winter evening in front of the fireplace!”

Barbara: “Anne Tyler is one of my very favorite authors. I’ve read and re-read all her books. Love her quirky characters and Baltimore settings.”

Congrats to Katie P., Lyn S., Patricia L., Tobie L., Diane P., and 20 other members of the Read It Forward community! Their entries were selected at random to win an Advance Reader’s Copy of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

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ANNE TYLER was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her twentieth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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