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The Resource The Turner House

The Turner House

Label
The Turner House
Title
The Turner House
Statement of responsibility
Angela Flournoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST 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
Summary
Learning after a half-century of family life that their house on Detroit's East Side is worth only a fraction of its mortgage, the members of the Turner family gather to reckon with their pasts and decide the house's fate
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Flournoy, Angela
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Turner House
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544303201
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Turner House
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544303201
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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