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The Resource Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate, (large print)

Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate, (large print)

Label
Before we were yours
Title
Before we were yours
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Creator
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 when 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I53165
LC item number
B44 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoption
  • Poor families
  • Family secrets
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Large type books
  • Orphanages
  • Southern States
Label
Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-592)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017016980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839123
Lccn
2017016980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432839123
  • (OCoLC)975487743
Label
Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-592)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017016980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839123
Lccn
2017016980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432839123
  • (OCoLC)975487743

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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