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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


Ann from Dix Hills, NY
Carol from Cincinnati, OH
Judy from Birmingham, MI
Kay from Stillwater, OK
Kim from Windsor Heights, IA
Laura from Chapel Hill, NC
Linda from Bluffton, SC
Mary from Warfordsburg, PA
Michelle from Jackson, TN
Rhonda from Simi Valley, CA