March Black Book: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

Our Black Book Pick for March is The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

What is the value of a home to a family? In her stirring first novel, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy explores this question through the lens of the Turner family of Detroit. Spanning nearly three quarters of a century and several generations, the book becomes a portrait not only of the Turners but also of their city—history uncovered through the inner life. Masterful, evocative, deftly rendered, it reminds us of the bonds, familial or otherwise, that link us all.

Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review, and a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, Flournoy's The Turner House is a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

Reserve The Turner House at your local library, or pick up a copy at your local independent book store. Read along with us this month, submit your comments or questions for our book club, and check out the conversation on the March 31 Black Market Reads podcast.

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