The Turner House

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A powerful, timely debut,The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the Americanfamily.The Turners have lived onYarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen childrengrown and gone and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, thefall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still standsdespite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward tothe suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leaveher home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the houseis worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home todecide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts andshapes their family's future.Already praised by AyanaMathis as utterly moving, 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, andthe ways in which our families bring us home.
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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.
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.


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subject_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American families
African American families -- Fiction
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City and town life -- Fiction
Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction
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Electronic books
FICTION / African American / General
FICTION / General
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Family life -- Fiction
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mother and child -- Fiction
title_displayThe Turner House
title_fullThe Turner House
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The Turner house / Angela Flournoy
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title_shortThe Turner House
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