Before we were yours : a novel
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Contributors:
Rankin, Emily, narrator.
Published:
New York, New York : Random House Audio, [2018].
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
Status:

1 copy on order.
Description
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT--A New York Times , USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller

For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a "thought-provoking and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal."*

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 fianc , 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.

* Library Journal

Publishers Weekly's #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 - Winner of the Southern Book Prize - If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection

"A story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets." -- People

"Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you'll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann's legacy." -- Parade

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Format:
Audio CD
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781984833037, 1984833030, 9781984833037, 1984833030
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.1, 18 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
760

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
Participants/Performers
Read by Emily Rankin.
Description
Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Wingate, L., & Rankin, E. (2018). Before we were yours: a novel. Unabridged. New York, New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa and Emily, Rankin. 2018. Before We Were Yours: A Novel. New York, New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa and Emily, Rankin, Before We Were Yours: A Novel. New York, New York: Random House Audio, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa,, and Emily Rankin. Before We Were Yours: A Novel. Unabridged. New York, New York: Random House Audio, 2018.

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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