For the Culture

“For the Culture” is our first book club focusing on authors of color.



Read and chat with us about stories with characters who are black, brown, Afro-Latino, or of any gender identity or sexuality that has been marginalized or underrepresented in our community. All are welcome and encouraged to join “For the Culture.”

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Friday, May 21 | 2pm
Meeting will be held in Zoom.

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Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction, and later winning the VCU First Novelist Award, The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy is set in Detroit. A black family of 13 children contend with the economic distress of the city, during the present time as well as through flashbacks of the 1940’s. The siblings must decide what will become of the home on Yarrow Street in which they grew up. The book also delves into some of the negative stigmas within the black community regarding mental illness and therapy. Loaded with colorful characters, family legends, secrets, and myths.

Get the ebook or eaudiobook on Overdrive:
Paper book:  
Large print:  

Or stop by Main Library’s circulation desk for a paperback copy; several copies are being held by Sharice Towles.