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Before we were yours

Before we were yours


by Lisa Wingate
12th July, 2018

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A heartbreaking story of love and loss, based on a true story

OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD

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Memphis, Tennessee, 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...

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 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.

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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, Before We Were Yours is a riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting global bestseller.

'A tale of enduring power' Paula McLain

'It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel' Huffington Post

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. Wingate lives in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas.

Details & Specs

Author: Lisa Wingate


Publisher: Quercus


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781787473102


Publication Date: 12th July, 2018


Pages: 465


Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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