The Turner House by Angela Flournoy audiobook

The Turner House

By Angela Flournoy
Read by Adenrele Ojo

Blackstone Publishing 9780544303164
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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," 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.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction

A BookRiot Pick of Best Family Drama Audiobooks

Shortlisted for the 2015 John Leonard Prize

Longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize

A 2015 Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year

Finalist for the 2016 Indies Choice Award for Adult Debut

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2015

A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Huffington Post Pick of Books to Help You Understand America

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A NPR’s Great Reads Selection of 2015

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of the Year's Best Fiction

A 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalist

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 for Debut Fiction

A BookPage Best Book of 2015

A Literary Hub Pick of Novels That Capture Detroit, Past and Present

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," 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An epic that feels deeply personal…Flournoy’s finely tuned empathy infuses her characters with a radiant humanity.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Star narrator Adenrele Ojo performs The Turner House with all her signature complex emotional depth.” BookRiot
“A page-turner. Richly wrought prose and intimate, vivid dialogue. Grade: A–.” Entertainment Weekly
“Provides the feeling of knowing a family from the inside out, as we would wish to know our own.” New York Times Book Review
“Flournoy’s novel grapples with Detroit’s long, troubled history…[and] paints a more generous, human picture of a city dogged by racist assumptions and an apocalyptic reputation.” Huffington Post
“A lively, thoroughly engaging family saga with a cast of fully realized characters.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A complicated portrait of the modern American family…Flournoy’s writing is precise and sharp.” Kirkus Reviews
“An expansive and ambitious novel…[with] real poignancy and power.” T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author
“Utterly moving and tough as nails, The Turner House is a love story as immense as the family it describes and as complicated as the city that made them.” Ayana Mathis, New York Times bestselling author
“Wonderfully lively…a compelling read that is funny and moving in equal measure.” Booklist (starred review)
“Full of heartbreak and broken dreams but ultimately connection and community, understanding and love.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Angela Flournoy

Author Bio: Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Southern California. She has taught writing at universities and currently works for the Washington, DC, Public Library. She was raised by a mother from Los Angeles and a father from Detroit.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English