Stellina’ long-running series of AUTHOR’S NIGHTS returns for another season beginning WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5 at 6:30 with the appearance of JULIETTE FAY and her latest novel titled THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS. As always this is a FREE event.
“The Tumbling Turner Sisters makes you laugh while it makes you think, then sticks with you long after the last vibrant page is savored. “— Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Twains End and Mrs. Poe
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.
With so much at stake, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and recent widow Nell take to the road, and 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 a story of awakening—to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.
“In this novel of love, grit, and the everlasting strength of family, the Turner sisters dare to dream big. Don’t miss this page-turner!”
~ Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
Juliette Fay is the award-winning author of four novels including The Shortest Way Home, Deep Down True and Shelter Me. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. Juliette lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. Her website is juliettefay.com
A note from the Author: “The Tumbling Turner Sisters is my first foray into historical fiction, inspired by the life of my vaudevillian great-grandfather. I loved researching this fascinating American era—at the close of World War 1, with Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition looming—almost as much as writing about it.”
AUTHOR’S NIGHT is a FREE EVENT. A cash bar is available for our guests, and copies of Ms. Fay’s book are available for purchase courtesy of the event’s organizer, Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers.
Remember to stay after the talk for DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR. Continue the conversation in an informal atmosphere with good food and good friends. All beverages and food are a la carte, and there are no additional charges. We do, however, suggest that those interested make reservations in advance to insure proper seating.