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The Turner House



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Author
Flournoy, Angela
Descriptors
African-Americans
Aging
Alcoholism
Brothers and Sisters
Families
Family Relationships
Fathers and Sons
Gambling
Generations
Literate Fiction
Marriage
Location/Setting:
Detroit, Michigan
Time Period:
1940s
1970s
2000s
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Summary
When an aging Viola Turner can no longer live alone, her thirteen children must consider selling the family's practically worthless Detroit, Michigan home. A big decision for any family, this one is made more difficult by the size of a family whose individuals' emotions are tied to the crumbling home.
Critique
In alternating chapters and flashbacks, readers glimpse into the lives of the Turners, focusing primarily on the struggles of the usually level-headed eldest son Cha-Cha’s ghostly visions, and the youngest Turner daughter Lelah’s gambling addiction. This fine debut was shortlisted for the National Book Award and is a moving and timely depiction of aging, family bonds, and forgiveness.
ISBN
9780544303164
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# of Pages
341
Published
2015
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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