The Turner house
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Published:
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
341 pages ; 24 cm.
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"Flournoy's knockout debut is one of those books that should, by rights, be described as the Great American Novel." -- NPR A New York Times Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by O, The Oprah Magazine * Entertainment Weekly * NPR * Essence * Men's Journal * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Time Out * Denver Post * Publishers Weekly * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage * Literary Hub * Kobo * The Week "A page-turner. Richly wrought prose and intimate, vivid dialogue. A-." -- Entertainment Weekly For over fifty years the Turners have lived on Yarrow Street. Their house has seen thirteen children get grown and gone--and some return; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. But when their powerful mother falls ill, the Turners are called home to decide their house's fate and to reckon with how their past haunts--and shapes--their future. The Turner House is a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams, and the ways in which our families bring us home. "An epic that feels deeply personal . . . Flournoy's finely tuned empathy infuses her characters with a radiant humanity." -- O, The Oprah Magazine "In this assured and memorable novel, [Flournoy] provides the feeling of knowing a family from the inside out, as we would wish to know our own." -- New York Times Book Review
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780544705166 (trade pbk.) , 9780544303164, 0544303164

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Flournoy, A. (2015). The Turner house. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Flournoy, Angela. 2015. The Turner House. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Flournoy, Angela, The Turner House. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Flournoy, Angela. The Turner House. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Print.

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