Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 book 87

Angela Flourney's The Turner House
Really strong story about a large Detroit family, and the family house after Detroit has started to go downhill. It primarily centers on oldest son Cha-Cha--who may or may not be seeing a ghost--and youngest daughter Lelah, a gambling addict. I did wish for a little bit more of the other siblings, but most of them got at least one solid character moment, and interludes focusing on their parents in the second half of the book helped put things in context. I also wished for slightly more resolution, plot-wise, but I guess families don't have resolution really, and so that all rang true too. A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on Tuesday.

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