Tag Archive: Anne Tyler

Oct 19

So who should have won this year’s Man Booker Prize?

As reminder below are the nominees and links to my reviews. Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Picador) Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus) Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (Picador) As you’d be aware, Marlon …

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Oct 06

Book Review: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Bottom Line A well written family drama about the Whitshank family that I never truly engaged with. Representative Paragraph One of the characters in the novel is the house on Bouton Road that was built and maintained by Junior Whitshank, Red’s father, for the Brill family.  It’s a house that Junior loves, that one day he dreams …

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Sep 15

And here we go again – The Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist…

About 90 minutes ago the judges of this year’s Man Booker award announced the 2015 shortlist.  Below are the finalists:   Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Picador) Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus) …

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Apr 14

Nominees announced for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction

Announced yesterday (or earlier this morning my time) were the six nominees for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction.  You can check out the very schmick website here or, you know, lower your eyes and check out my faithful and mostly accurate reproduction of the list: Rachel Cusk – Outline Laline Paull – The Bees Kamila …

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