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Tumbling

Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Tumbling is a national best-seller from an exhilarating new voice in African-American fiction. Set in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50s, this emotionally inspiring story revolves around Noon and Herbie, a couple with more than a few obstacles to overcome. They raise two girls left on their doorstep, struggle to keep their unconsummated marriage alive, and fight to save their urban neighborhood from development. Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel--who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening--and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship, with a realistic mix of both joy and sorrow.

Tumbling is a national best-seller from an exhilarating new voice in African-American fiction. Set in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50s, this emotionally inspiring story revolves around Noon and Herbie, a couple with more than a few obstacles to overcome. They raise two girls left on their doorstep, struggle to keep their unconsummated marriage alive, and fight to save their urban neighborhood from development. Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel--who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening--and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship, with a realistic mix of both joy and sorrow.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Tumbling is a national best-seller from an exhilarating new voice in African-American fiction. Set in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50s, this emotionally inspiring story revolves around Noon and Herbie, a couple with more than a few obstacles to overcome. They raise two girls left on their doorstep, struggle to keep their unconsummated marriage alive, and fight to save their urban neighborhood from development. Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel--who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening--and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship, with a realistic mix of both joy and sorrow.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:53


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:21


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:42


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

20:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:48


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:40


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:41


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:28


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

22:57


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

12:46


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

23:03


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

27:25


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

22:58


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:26


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

34:06


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

23:21


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:10


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

15:36


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

31:34


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

16:00


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

13:48


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:02


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

34:25


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

01:03:10


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

32:45


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

10:28


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

19:52


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

36:42


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

13:30


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

10:31


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

30:53


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

03:42


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

06:22


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

09:41


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

13:39


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

13:48


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

17:39


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

33:56


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

01:31