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MAP Reads
Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: MAP Events

Turner House Book Cover

The Turner House is the debut novel of African-American author Angela Flournoy, first published in 2015. Focusing on a Detroit family with thirteen children as it struggles to cope with the economic troubles, the narrative spans from the 1920s to the 1980s. The house they live in becomes a character in the story and serves as an anchor for this large African-American family. Although Flournoy has family from Detroit, she did not live in the city personally and so conducted extensive research. Both critics and Flournoy herself have compared this book the work of Zora Neale Hurston, as it explores themes of family ties, race, poverty, addiction, and hauntings both real and imagined. It was highly acclaimed financial success and was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction. Flournoy also won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.

Earn 1.5 AICP Credits

Discussion via ZOOM.  

The book group discussion will run from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.  

Stick around afterwards or join the group at 7:30 to chat with fellow planners.  

Just because we have to be physically distant, doesn't mean we can't connect.  

Questions regarding the group chat or book group?  Reach out to MAP's Executive Director Andrea Brown.

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Contact: Andrea Brown at [email protected]