The Turner House

The Turner House

  • Publish Date: 2016-03-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Angela Flournoy
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Flournoys 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 * Mens 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 goneand some return; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroits East Side, and the loss of a father. But when their powerful mother falls ill, the Turners are called home to decide their houses fate and to reckon with how their past hauntsand shapestheir 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 . . . Flournoys 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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