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The Resource Before We Were Yours : a Novel, Lisa Wingate, (electronic resource)

Before We Were Yours : a Novel, Lisa Wingate, (electronic resource)

Label
Before We Were Yours : a Novel
Title
Before We Were Yours
Title remainder
a Novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiance, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery 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. Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong
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Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I53165
LC item number
B44 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphanages
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphanages
Label
Before We Were Yours : a Novel, Lisa Wingate, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780425284698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed6
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988970379
  • (OCoLC)ocn988970379
  • 1327834
Label
Before We Were Yours : a Novel, Lisa Wingate, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780425284698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed6
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988970379
  • (OCoLC)ocn988970379
  • 1327834

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