The Seattle Public Library announces the 2017 featured work:
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (Mariner Books, 2015)
About the Book
Angela Flournoy's multi-generational family drama focuses on the Turners, who have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and flown; the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. When Turner matriarch Viola is forced to move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a fraction of its mortgage and Viola's children are called home to decide its fate. The Turners must reckon with how their past haunts-and shapes-their future.
Full of love, sacrifice, pride, and unlikely inheritances, The Turner House is a compelling consideration of the price we pay for our dreams, and the ways in which our families bring us home.
The Turner House was a finalist for the National Book Award, was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.
About Angela Flournoy
Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a May 2015 Indie Next pick and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors' Choice. She was also a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and The Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn.
Angela Flournoy will visit Seattle May 8-11, 2017.
More details to come soon