Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2019].
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Book
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First edition.
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xiv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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2 copies. Additional copies on order.
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362.73 Chr
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9780593130148, 0593130146
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40029519640

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"From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents -- hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the fifteen family stories in this book, many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families. Often raised by older parents as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace better-late-than-never brothers, sisters, and cousins. In a poignant culmination of art-meets-life, long silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Christie, J. P., & Wingate, L. (2019). Before and after: the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society. First edition. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, 1956- and Lisa, Wingate. 2019. Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, 1956- and Lisa, Wingate, Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society. New York: Ballantine Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, and Lisa Wingate. Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society. First edition. New York: Ballantine Books, 2019. 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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