Happy Tuesday! Just finished The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg releasing April 14th. Took me too long to read, so happy to be on to something new. Another NetGalley read, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, releasing April 14th. Again another stray from all the mysteries I’ve been reading as of late, sounds like a tear-jerker, we’ll see – I’m starting tonight and going completely random for my teaser today!
“It was frustrating, the way his siblings worshiped their parents. What part of their worlds would crumble if they took a good look at their parents’ flaws? If there was no trauma, why not talk about that everyday, human elements of their upbringing? Call a spade a spade.”
(25% into book)
What do you think? Thanks for coming by – please leave your teaser in the comments!
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 house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, 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 haunts—and shapes—their family’s future.
Already praised by Ayana Mathis as “utterly moving” and “un-putdownable,” 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.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB/Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!