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Before we were yours
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Published:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
342 pages ; 24 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
Rating:
HL760L
Status:
Description
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT'Over two million copies sold! A New York TimesUSA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
 
Look for Lisa Wingate's powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now! 

"Poignant, engrossing.''People ' 'Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation's history and weaves a tale of enduring power.''Paula McLain


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 fiancé, 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.

Publishers Weekly's #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 ' Winner of the Southern Book Prize ' If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0425284689, 9780425284704, 9780425284681
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.1, 18 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
760

Notes

Description
"Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shanty boat. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
HL760L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.1,18,195183.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Wingate, L. (2017). Before we were yours. First edition. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. 2017. Before We Were Yours. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa, Before We Were Yours. New York: Ballantine Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours. First edition. New York: Ballantine Books, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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