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Before we were yours : a novel

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Wingate
ISBN: 9780425284681 0425284689
OCLC Number: 958413467
Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lisa Wingate.

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"Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history"--
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"A [story] of a family lost and found . . . A poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets."--People "Before We Were Yours is sure to be one of the most compelling books you Read more...

 
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