The Resource KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours : a novel, Lisa Wingate

KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours : a novel, Lisa Wingate

Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours : a novel
Title
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Title variation
  • Before we were yours
  • Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours
  • KDL Bookclub In a Bag : Before we were yours
Title variation remainder
  • a novel
  • a novel
  • a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. 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 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"--
  • "Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL 760 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3573.I53165
LC item number
B44 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphanages
Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours : a novel, Lisa Wingate
Link
http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=KDL
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes book group discussion guide
Accompanying material
2 large print books + 1 discussion guide + 1 green tote bag.
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
sky285370026
Edition
First edition.
Extent
12 books (342 pages ; 25 cm.) +
Isbn
9781432839123
Isbn Type
(large print)
Lccn
2017009998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
yr 11/17, yr 05/18
Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Before we were yours : a novel, Lisa Wingate
Link
http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=KDL
Publication
Note
Includes book group discussion guide
Accompanying material
2 large print books + 1 discussion guide + 1 green tote bag.
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
sky285370026
Edition
First edition.
Extent
12 books (342 pages ; 25 cm.) +
Isbn
9781432839123
Isbn Type
(large print)
Lccn
2017009998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
yr 11/17, yr 05/18

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