Titel: ‚A Spool of Blue Thread‚
(auf Deutsch erschienen unter ‚Der leuchtend blaue Faden‘)
Autor: Anne Tyler
Sprecherin: Kimberly Farr
Anbieter: Random House Audio
Länge: 13 Std. 23 Min., ungekürzt
„It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…“ This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves 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 father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the 21st century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.
Anne Tyler ist eine Institution in Sachen kontemplative Figurenromane. Zugleich nah dran und mit weltklugem Fernblick legt sie ihrem Publikum erinnerungswürdige Charaktere ans Herz und oft auch – wie hier – mehrere Generationen einer Familie.