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The Turner House Book Talk with Author Angela Flournoy

Event Details

April 3, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: Barnes & Noble
333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1, Northland Square SC
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/events/

Event Description

This National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable book of the year  follows the lives of family of African American as Detroit crumbles around them. 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 haunt-and shape-their family’s future.

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.