Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Wrenched from their parents in 1939 Memphis, a girl named Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Then a chance encounter in modern day South Carolina leaves a woman 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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