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Before we were yours : a novel / Lisa Wingate.

Wingate, Lisa. (Author).

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  • 22 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC WINGATE, LISA (Text) 33946003642522 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425284704
  • ISBN: 0425284700
  • Physical Description: 356 pages : black & white photographs ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2017.
Includes reading group guide with questions and topics for discussion.
Includes a new essay by the author about shantyboat life.
Summary, etc.:
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents--but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility's real-life director, the cruel Georgia Tann, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together. Aiken, South Carolina, Present Day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when she returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Orphanages > Fiction.
Tann, Georgia, 1891-1950 > Fiction.
Tennessee Children's Home Society > Fiction.
Adoption > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Poor families > Crimes against > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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