In anticipation of the Ladies Book Club meeting in April, many of Old Palmâs residents are reading âA Spool of Blue Threadâ by Anne Tyler. This is the Pulitzer Prize-winning authorâs 20th novel, and it has earned rave reviews. âTheWashington Postâ calls it âan act of literary enchantment.â The âNew York Book Reviewâ hails the novel as âgraceful and capacious...Quintessential Anne Tyler, as well as a quintessential American comedy.â âA Spool of Blue Threadâ is the story of four generations of the Whitshank family and delicately follows the thread of their aspirations, misunderstandings, reunions and secrets. While the family appears one way on the surface, they only reveal part of the picture. During the course of the book, their true story unfolds in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor. Tyler lives in Baltimore and many of her most cherished books are set here. Now in her 70s, Tyler claims this will be her last novel, so itâs an excellent choice for the Ladies Book Club.