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Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society / Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate.

Christie, Judy, 1956- (author.). Wingate, Lisa, (author.).
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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print nonfiction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 362.7309 CHR (Text) 33118000193744 Adult: Large Print New Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 362.73 CHRISTIE LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000090008 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland LP 362.7309 C555 (Text) 76383000475951 Adult New Shelf, LP AF Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW LARGE.PRINT TRUE.CRIME Christie (Text) 37516002057487 Adult New Book Shelf-Fiction Checked out 06/30/2020
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 362 CHR (Text) 70743000175189 Large Print Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9781432878221 On Order On order -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 362.73 CHR (Text) 78731000513282 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432878221
  • ISBN: 1432878220
  • Physical Description: 427 pages (large print) : photographs ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

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[Large Print].
Formatted Contents Note:
From the authors -- Prologue -- Part one: truth meets fiction -- Chapter 1: real-life adoptees -- Chapter 2: in their own voices -- Part two: RSVP -- Wish we could be there -- Chapter 3: a cadillac and a secret -- In black and white -- Chapter 4: clues from a high school science class -- What's in a name -- Chapter 5: it's all in the DNA -- Tenacity and time -- Chapter 6: one day old and sent to Memphis -- Part three: reunion -- Where the story begins -- Chapter 7: born on Christmas day -- Hidden rooms of the heart -- Chapter 8: a political baby -- The why and how -- Chapter 9: a Hollywood life -- An unwritten script -- Chapter 10: left to die -- Do the right thing -- Chapter 11: reunion eve -- Chapter 12: the only home she knows -- Open and closed -- Chapter 13: handed off in a train station -- Points of interest -- Chapter 14: a pair of brown paper bags -- Late arrivals -- Chapter 15: seven-dollar baby -- Family "bibles" -- Chapter 16: the court case -- Newly extraordinary -- Chapter 17: the night all the babies died -- What if? -- Chapter 18: four sisters -- The lesson of forgiveness -- Part four: the reckoning -- Chapter 19: a historic cemetery and final peace -- Chapter 20: afterward -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits.
Summary, etc.:
From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Here many victims return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results.
Subject: Tennessee Children's Home Society > Corrupt practices > History.
Adoption agencies > Corrupt practices > Tennessee > History.
Family reunification > Tennessee > Case studies.
Genre: Large type books.

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