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The Turner House

Flournoy, Angela. Book - 2015 Fiction / Flournoy, Angela, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Flournoy, Angela 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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"A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone--and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts--and shapes--their family's future. Already praised by Ayana Mathis as "utterly moving" and "un-putdownable," The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home"-- Provided by publisher.

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Wonderful depiction of a family and a city submitted by willow on June 21, 2015, 10:47am This story brings together the tale of a modern-day Detroit family with the history of their move North from Arkansas. It's a beautifully told story of one family, struggling with everyday concerns, and that family might just be our own.

Also nice to see complex African American characters.

Enjoyed This Book! submitted by Beth Manuel on July 8, 2016, 12:51pm This was a great depiction of a Detroit family that delved into their histories two generations back to present day. I thought that the characters were multi-faceted and dynamic. The underlying plot of whether such a thing as haints exist that the eldest brother Cha Cha has seemingly witnessed multiple times in his life seemed far fetched, as did the convoluted reason behind Cha Cha's therapist maintaining her professional relationship with him. Otherwise, I liked it but it was a tad slow at the beginning.

Turner house submitted by KatyaS on July 13, 2019, 5:48am American family story with the roots in Detroit.

Beautiful submitted by asumerton on July 13, 2020, 4:43pm Gorgeous novel about several generations of a family in Detroit. Well written, fun, sad, interesting. Recommended!

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PUBLISHED
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 341 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780544303164

SUBJECTS
African American families -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.