The Tumbling Turner Sisters

  • by Juliette Fay
  • Narrated by Katie Schorr, Eileen Stevens
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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There's No Business Like Show Business

A delightful and entertaining story of life on the vaudeville circuit. The characters are engaging, and the story, while nostalgic, is not sugar coated. I enjoyed this tremendously !
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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

Fantastic listen. Didn't want it to end.

What did you love best about The Tumbling Turner Sisters?

historically accurate, incredibly interesting and so very charming. Loved how the characters came to life!


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- H. C. Hutchison "Kiwiwife"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.