About the Book
“The Turner House” is a moving and celebratory portrait of a family and a city in transition.
The house on Detroit’s Yarrow Street has been home to the colorful and complicated Turners for more than 50 years. The family matriarch’s failing health, the declining neighborhood and an underwater mortgage force a family meeting to decide the house’s fate. Cha-Cha, the oldest son and unofficial head of the Turner clan, wrangles with his family’s past and the varied demands of his 12 siblings in this entertaining and vividly drawn family saga. In Angela Flournoy’s novel, the story of the Turners is also the story of Detroit, the Great Migration and this country’s recent economic turmoil.
Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.
Final 10 Selections
Voting for the 2017 One Read book is now closed. We appreciate everyone who cast a vote for either “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly or “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy.
We will announce the winning book on May 25 here at oneread.org.
To pass the time until then, read more about the two finalists.
The One Read reading panel narrowed the list of more than 140 book suggestions for the 2017 program to two top contenders. Between now and April 28, cast your vote for either “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly or “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy. Read More
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