The Tumbling Turner Sisters

The Tumbling Turner Sisters

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"In 1919, the four Turner sisters and their parents are barely scraping along. Their father is a low-paid boot stitcher in Johnson City, NY, and the Turners are always one paycheck away from eviction. When their father's hand is crushed and he's forced to quit, their domineering mother decides that the vaudeville stage is their best--and only--chance for salvation. With everything at stake, the Tumbling Turners take to the road and the four young women, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and Nell, a 22-year-old new mother and recent widow of the Great War, are soon immersed in the tumultuous world of American Vaudeville on a nine-city tour that will make or break them. Swindlers and ne'er-do-wells await in abundance, but so does kindness, and just maybe a chance at love. Equal parts heartwarming, charming, and reflective, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is the story of the sacrifices we make in the name of family, and how the most unlikely choice can ultimately be the one to lead us toward our truest selves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501134470
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 18, 2020

Very entertaining, good read

SPL_Pam Jan 20, 2017

"The Tumbling Turner Sisters" is a romp into the world of vaudeville set in 1919, New York State. When the four Turner sisters' father is suddenly unemployed, Mother convinces her four daughters to dream-up an act to take to Vaudeville. Told in the voices of sisters Winnie and Gert, we're drawn into the world of Vaudeville and its colourful cast of characters. Filled with ups and downs, love and heartache, and plenty of laughs, we learn what motivates each of the strong Turner women. Fans of Christina Baker Kline's "Orphan Train" and Sara Gruen's "Water for Elephants" may enjoy this read.


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