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The Turner house / Angela Flournoy.

Author/Creator:
Flournoy, Angela, author.
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
[10], 341, [1] pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
Subjects:
African American families -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / African American / General.
FICTION / General.
Form/Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Summary:
"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.
Notes:
"Jacket design by Martha Kennedy."
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2015
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0544303164
9780544303164 :
9780544303201
OCLC:
885225314
Publisher Number:
99962646511
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