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The Tumbling Turner Sisters

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The Tumbling Turner Sisters

In 1919, the Turner sisters and their parents are barely scraping by. Their father is a low-paid boot-stitcher in Johnson City, New York, and the family is always one paycheck away from eviction. When their father’s hand is crushed and he can no longer work, their irrepressible mother decides that the vaudeville stage is their best --- and only --- chance for survival. Traveling by train from town to town, recent widow Nell and teenagers Gert, Winnie and Kit soon find a new kind of freedom in the company of performers who are as diverse as their acts. There is a seamier side to the business, however, and the young women face dangers and turns of fate they never could have anticipated.

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The Tumbling Turner Sisters
by Juliette Fay

  • Publication Date: January 3, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • ISBN-10: 1501145347
  • ISBN-13: 9781501145346

Win a Copy of
THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS
by Juliette Fay

We are celebrating the paperback release of award-winning author Juliette Fay's THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS --- a heartwarming historical novel, set amidst the  backdrop of 1920s American Vaudeville, about the four Turner sisters and the "last chance act" that will save their family --- with a special contest that will give 10 readers the chance to win a copy of the book. To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, February 8th at noon ET.

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More about THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS:
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.