Set against the turbulent backdrop of American vaudeville, four sisters embark on an unexpected adventure - and a last-ditch effort to save their family.
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, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit and recent widow Nell 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.
Heartwarming and surprising, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is ultimately a story of awakening - to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
There's No Business Like Show Business
- Ruth Bain "RueRue"
I really love this book!
Yes - the two readers do an excellent job.
When Dainty Lucy sang "Oh Papa". I cried as I listened to the lyrics being read and imagined the little girl singing them. Also, the description of the movie "Birth of a Nation" was interesting as I had never seen the movie and did not know what it was about.
I had never heard them before, but now I will seek them out.
My Life in Vaudville
This is the best book I have listened to so far.