Before We Were Yours: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Description
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT--Over two million copies sold! A New York Times , USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller "Poignant, engrossing."-- People * "Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation's history and weaves a tale of enduring power."--Paula McLain 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 fiancé, 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. Publishers Weekly's #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 * Winner of the Southern Book Prize * If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection "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
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780425284681
9780425284704
9780425284698
9781524780692
9781432839123
9781984833037
UPC:
9781984833037
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.1, 18 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2aa6db5e-70d2-faa1-1436-d757156026c0
Grouping Titlebefore we were yours
Grouping Authorwingate lisa
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-09 07:56:28AM
Last Indexed2019-12-09 07:52:15AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value18
accelerated_reader_reading_level5.1
auth_author2Rankin, Emily.
Taber, Catherine.
authorWingate, Lisa.
author2-roleRankin, Emily.narrator.
Rankin, Emily.|Narrator
Taber, Catherine.|Narrator
cloudLibrary
author_displayWingate, Lisa
available_at_doloresDolores Public Library
detailed_location_doloresDolores Public Library - Fiction
display_description"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"--
format_category_doloresAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_doloresBook
CD
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
id2aa6db5e-70d2-faa1-1436-d757156026c0
isbn9780425284681
9780425284698
9780425284704
9781432839123
9781524780692
9781984833037
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
Cloud Library:97815247806929781524780692Cloud LibraryOnline Cloud LibraryeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AspenCat-document_id-oqskez9Available OnlineCloud Library
ils:5372921413082Fort Morgan Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, L.1falsefalseChecked OutFORTMORGAN
ils:5372921435420Ridgway Public Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfRIDGWAY
overdrive:6a0b0adf-a1f6-4962-a37c-0540836be178-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books6falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:6a0b0adf-a1f6-4962-a37c-0540836be17843Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:6a0b0adf-a1f6-4962-a37c-0540836be178101Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
ils:5052681249882Limon Memorial Library - Book On CDCDB WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfLML
ils:5052681249883West Routt Library District - Book On CDCD WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfWROUTT
ils:5052681249884Penrose Community Library - BooksAudio Wingate1falsefalseChecked OutPENROSE
ils:5052681249885South Routt Library District - Yampa Public Library - Book On CDAUD CD WIN1falsefalseLibrary Use OnlyYAMPA
ils:5052681355501Red Feather Lakes Community Library - Book On CDBOCD F WIN 20171falsefalseOn ShelfRFL
ils:5052681444097Jackson County Public Library - Book On CDAud CD Win1falsefalseOn ShelfJACKSON
ils:5249151336361Saguache Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfNSAGUACHE
ils:5249151304413Nederland Community Library - FictionFic Wingate1falsefalseChecked OutNCL
Cloud Library:97804252846989780425284698Cloud LibraryOnline Cloud LibraryeBookeBook1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AspenCat-document_id-ncfgmz9Available OnlineCloud Library
ils:4449731093379Crowley County Combined - FictionLP WIN1falsefalseIn TransitCROWLEY
ils:4449731093389Akron Public Library - FictionLP WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfAPL
ils:4449731093391Ruby Sisson Library - Large PrintLP FIC WING, L1falsefalseOn ShelfRSL
overdrive:57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook9falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed6101Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed643Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:390330953370Yuma Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfYPL
ils:390330953203Penrose Community Library - BooksF Wingate1falsefalseOn ShelfPENROSE
ils:390330953216Jackson County Public Library - FictionWin1falsefalseOn ShelfJACKSON
ils:390330953221Pines and Plains - Kiowa Public Library - FictionAF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfKIOWAPUB
ils:390330953172South Routt Library District - Yampa Public Library - NewFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfYAMPA
ils:390330953315Mancos Library District - FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfMANCOS
ils:390330953252Pines and Plains - Elizabeth Public Library - FictionAF WIN1falsefalseChecked OutELIZABETH
ils:390330953163Weld School - Valley High Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfWELD
ils:390330953212Stratton Public Library - FictionWIN FIC 20171falsefalseOn ShelfSTPL
ils:390330953182Dolores Public Library - FictionFICTION WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfDP
ils:390330953339John C. Fremont Library District - FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfJCFREMONT
ils:390330953299Silverton Public Library - FictionWIN1falsefalseOn ShelfSLPL
ils:390330953322South Routt Library District - Oak Creek Public Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfOAKCREEK
ils:390330953206Springfield High School - High School FictionF Win1falsefalseOn ShelfSPRINGSDSpringfield High School
ils:390330953291Lincoln County Bookmobile - BookleaseFIC WIN MCN1falsefalseChecked OutLINCOLN
ils:390330953320Flagler Community Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfFCL
ils:390330953196Yuma Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfYPL
ils:390330953375Wellington Public Library - FictionFIC Win1falsefalseChecked OutWPL
ils:390330953249La Jara Branch - FictionAdult Fic Win1falsefalseOn ShelfCONEJOSLa Jara Branch
ils:390330953362Security Public Library - FictionF WINGA1falsefalseOn ShelfSPL
ils:390330953303Fowler Public Library - FictionFIC WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfFOWLERPUB
ils:390330953263Fleming Community Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfFLEMING
ils:390330953228Haxtun Public Library - FictionAF WIN1falsefalseIn TransitHAXTUN
ils:390330953244Baca Grande Public Library - FictionF WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfBACAGRANDE
ils:390330953272Rocky Ford School District-Rocky Ford High - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfROCKYSD
ils:390330953160Heginbotham Holyoke Library - FictionFIC/WIN1falsefalseChecked OutHOLYOKE
ils:390330953308Gilpin County Public Library - FictionFIC WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfGILPIN
ils:390330953329Pines and Plains - Elbert Schools - FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfELBERTK12
ils:390330953325Alamosa Public Library - FictionFICTION WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfALAMOSA
ils:3903301294572Julesburg Public Library - FictionFic Win1falsefalseOn ShelfJULESBURG
ils:390330953257Nederland Community Library - FictionFic Wingate1falsefalseIn TransitNCL
ils:390330953233Del Norte Public Library - FictionFIC WIN L1falsefalseOn ShelfDELNORTE
ils:390330953349Red Feather Lakes Community Library - FictionF WIN 20171falsefalseOn ShelfRFL
ils:390330953383Berthoud Community Library District - FictionFICTION WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfBERTHOUD
ils:390330953378Dolores County: Dove Creek Public and High School Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfDOLORESCODolores County: Dove Creek Public and High School Library
ils:390330953278Creede and Mineral County Public Library - FictionFIC WIN A1falsefalseOn ShelfCREEDE
ils:390330953224Lone Cone Library District - FictionFIC WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfNORWOOD
ils:390330953358Rico Public Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfRICO
ils:390330953388Canon City Public Library - FictionF WINGATE1falsefalseChecked OutCANON
ils:390330953240Baca County Library - FictionAF WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfBACACOUNTY
ils:390330953201Yuma Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfYPL
ils:390330953230Kent Denver Upper School - Historical FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfKENT
ils:390330953177Red Feather Lakes Community Library - FictionF WIN 20171falsefalseOn ShelfRFL
ils:390330953168Limon Memorial Library - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfLML
ils:390330953371Ouray Public Library - FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfOPL
ils:390330953192Yuma Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfYPL
ils:390330953268Julesburg High School - FictionFic Win1falsefalseOn ShelfJULESHIGH
ils:390330953343West Custer County Library District - FictionF WINGATE1falsefalseIn TransitWCUSTER
ils:390330953179Burlington Public Library - ChristianCF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfBPL
ils:390330953336Kiowa County Public Library District - FictionFIC WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfKIOWACTY
ils:390330953353Baca County Library - FictionAF WINGATE1falsefalseOn ShelfBACACOUNTY
ils:390330953188Yuma Public Library - FictionFIC Wingate, Lisa1falsefalseOn ShelfYPL
ils:390330953282West Routt Library District - FictionF WIN1falsefalseOn ShelfWROUTT
ils:390330953285Carnegie Public Library - FictionFIC WINGA1falsefalseOn ShelfCARNEGIE
itype_doloresBook
CD
New Item
last_indexed2019-12-09T14:52:15.65Z
lexile_codeHL: High-Low
lexile_score760
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_doloresFICTION WINGATE
owning_library_doloresDolores Public Library
owning_location_doloresDolores Public Library
primary_isbn9780425284681
primary_upc9781984833037
publishDate2017
2018
2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
Cloud Library:9781524780692eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.UndeterminedPenguin Random House, 2017.1online resource (1 sound file (14hr., 30min., 28sec.)) : digital
ils:537292BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishBallantine Books, [2017]342 pages ; 25 cm.
overdrive:6a0b0adf-a1f6-4962-a37c-0540836be178eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2017
ils:505268CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRandom House Audio, 2018.12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:524915BookBooksEnglishBallantine Books, [2019]356 pages ; 21 cm
Cloud Library:9780425284698eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group, 2017.352 p.
ils:444973Large PrintBooksLarge print edition.EnglishThorndike Press, 2017.603 pages (large print): 22 cm.
overdrive:57d18822-c382-4ae7-882a-208272b39ed6eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2017
ils:390330BookBooksFirst Edition.EnglishBallantine Books, [2017]342 pages ; 25 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_dolores
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
Cloud Library:97815247806929781524780692Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:5372921413082Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5372921435420On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5052681249882On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5052681249883On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5052681249884Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5052681355501On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5052681444097On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5249151336361On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:5249151304413Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
Cloud Library:97804252846989780425284698Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:4449731093379In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:4449731093389On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:4449731093391On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953370On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953203On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953216On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953221On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953172On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953315On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953252Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953163On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953212On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953182On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:390330953339On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953299On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953322On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953206On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953291Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953320On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953196On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953375Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953249On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953362On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953303On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953263On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953228In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953244On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953272On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953160Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953308On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953329On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953325On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:3903301294572On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953257In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953233On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953349On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953383On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953378On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953278On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953224On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953358On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953388Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953240On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953201On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953230On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953177On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953168On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953371On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953192On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953268On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953343In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953179On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953336On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953353On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953188On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953282On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:390330953285On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAudiobooks
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Compact discs
Contemporary Women -- FICTION
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
Family secrets -- Fiction
Historical -- FICTION
Historical fiction
Large type books
Literary -- FICTION
Orphanages -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Poor children -- Fiction
Secrets -- Fiction
Tennessee -- Fiction
title_displayBefore We Were Yours
title_fullBefore We Were Yours / Lisa Wingate
Before We Were Yours A Novel
Before We Were Yours A Novel [electronic resource] Wingate, Lisa.
Before we were yours : a novel / Lisa Wingate
Before we were yours [CD] : a novel / Lisa Wingate
Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate. [large print]
title_shortBefore We Were Yours
title_suba novel
topic_facetBrothers and sisters
Contemporary Women
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
Family secrets
Fiction
Historical
Historical Fiction
Large type books
Literary
Literature
Orphanages
Orphans
Poor children
Secrets
upc9781984833037