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The house in Turner Square

Ann Thwaite

The house in Turner Square

by Ann Thwaite

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Published by Constable .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementilllustrated by Robin Jacques.
The Physical Object
Pagination147p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19971637M

The Turner House (eBook): Flournoy, Angela: "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 Turner House," a debut novel by Angela Flournoy about the history of a large African American family in Detroit, is the Seattle Reads pick. The Seattle Reads program.

The Turner House (Book): Flournoy, Angela: "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 Turner House does not read like a book about race, yet the race of the characters cannot be ignored because it shapes the texture of their lives. Flournoy resists generalisations about ‘blackness’ by painting a portrait of a family with an array of idiosyncratic personalities and tastes.

Turner’s House Trust is a registered charity and is registered with Companies House. The Trust became the owners of Sandycombe Lodge in December and responsible for the management of this historic property. Turner’s House Trust is an independent registered charity which relies on visitors admission, grants and donations to.   “The Turner House” is an elegant and assured debut that takes a refreshing approach to discussing mental health issues within a black family that’s resistant to direct conversation about them.


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The house in Turner Square by Ann Thwaite Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Turner House belongs on the shelf with the very finest books about one of America’s most dynamic, tortured, and resilient cities There are cracklingly alive scenes inside pawn shops and factories, casinos and living rooms.

Flournoy has a deft touch with the verbal and psychological sparring between spouses, siblings, and parents and children One of Flournoy’s great achievements is that /5(). By involving her in some intelligent investigations, Audrey Pitt helps Joanna over a difficult adjustment to a new neighborhood and her new house in Turner Square, London.

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/5().

Print book: Fiction: Juvenile audience: English: 1st American edView all editions and formats Summary: Joanna and her friend Audrey search for the true owner of an old house in London's Turner Square. The Turner House is a marvelous novel introducing a family of irresistible characters.

Angela Flournoy is a magician--here is a story that is charming and funny while being whip-smart and profound. Laced through are the hard facts of history and the mysterious workings of the human heart. The house in the title has been in the Turner family for 50 years and was home to parents Francis and Viola and their 13 children and some of their grandchildren.

The home sits in Detroits East Side in a community that has seen. This was a star book for me/5(K). Ap In “The Turner House,” an engrossing and remarkably mature first novel by Angela Flournoy, Detroit has been hit hard by the crisis in the auto industry.

It’sand Viola. The Turner House Angela Flournoy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt pp. ISBN Summary 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 of the Seven Gables (also known as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion), made famous by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of the Seven Gables (), is a colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, named for its house is now a non-profit museum, with an admission fee charged for tours, as well as an active settlement house with.

The city of Detroit plays a large role in the way characters see themselves, particularly for Francis Turner in the s. How does the city itself contribute to the story of the Turner family. Can you imagine a similar story taking place elsewhere, or is the story inextricably tied to Detroit.

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy is a novel that follows Francis and Viola Turner as they find their way out of the poverty of sharecropping in Arkansas to Detroit where they eventually raise a family of thirteen children, most of them in a house on Yarrow Street - a house with more room than anywhere they'd ever lived before and that gave them hope for the future.

Buzzfeed reported that The Turner House enjoyed strong sales in addition to positive critical reception: "According to Bookscan, which tracks around 70% of U.S. book sales, her book has sold o copies in paperback and hardcover as of April []; anything o is generally considered high for literary fiction." Awards.

But the house has built up debt, their ill mother, Viola, lives elsewhere, and a question hangs—what to do with the Yarrow Street house. As the children debate, the narrative divides into the perspectives of Lelah, Troy and Charlie “Cha Cha” Turner, interspersed with their father’s flashbacks of surviving in gritty Detroit 60 years earlier.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTA 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/5(28).

"The Turner House [is] not only a first novel but a lamentation for and a paean to Detroit, from the mids to the present day, a funny yet heart-wrenching book, both beautiful and revealing of all the ways close human beings relate to one another (and to /5(19).

Book Your Tickets Turner’s House Trust is responding to Government guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, Sandycombe Lodge is now close for visits until further notice. We may be closed, but the team are still coming in to make sure the house is ready for action when we reopen and we warmly invite you to [ ].

These benefits and more await you if you make Turner Square your new home. Housing Type Elderly/Disabled; Efficiencies ; One Bedroom X; Two Bedrooms X; Three Bedrooms ; Four Bedrooms ; Location. Turner Square 41 Weston Rd Turner, ME.

—New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice “The Turner House speeds along like a page-turner. Flournoy’s richly wrought prose and intimate, vivid dialogue make this novel feel like settling deeply into the family armchair.”—Entertainment Weekly.

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. THE TURNER HOUSE is a domestic drama of African-American parents and the 13 children they brought up in Detroit. Angela Flournoy’s debut novel focuses on three of the adult children: Cha-Cha, the oldest, who has been plagued by visions of haints (apparitions); Lelah, the youngest, who has a gambling problem; and Troy, a cop who resorts to underhanded tactics to try to sell the family home.

The Turner House (Book): Flournoy, Angela: 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.The Turner House (Book): Flournoy, Angela: "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.The Turner House brings us a colourful, 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. Publisher’s Weekly Best Book Reviews: