Author Angela Flournoy

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Author Angela Flournoy

Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. They will discuss Flournoy's book, The Turner House.  

What is the value of a home to a family? 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.

This event is sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation and the Federation of Friends of DC Public Library.