Newton Booth Tarkington was a famous American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is, with William Faulkner and John Updike, one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. The Turmoil is a notable novel by Newton Booth Tarkington. The story describes the life of a main character — the youngest son, Bibbs Sheridan. The novel focuses on the relationship between Jim and his children and the relationship between the Sheridan’s and the “old rich” families of Indianapolis. What is the main conflict of this story? The Turmoil is considered to be a noteworthy book and a prime example of literature in the early 19th century.