NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Orphan Prepare and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complicated story about two households, two generations aside . . . based mostly on a infamous true-life scandal.”*
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her 4 youthful siblings dwell a magical life aboard their household’s Mississippi River shantyboat. However when their father should rush their mom to the hospital one stormy night time, Rill is left in cost—till strangers arrive in pressure. Wrenched from all that’s acquainted and thrown right into a Tennessee Youngsters’s Residence Society orphanage, the Foss kids are assured that they’ll quickly be returned to their dad and mom—however they shortly understand the darkish reality. On the mercy of the power’s merciless director, Rill fights to maintain her sisters and brother collectively in a world of hazard and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, current day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford appears to have all of it: a profitable profession as a federal prosecutor, a good-looking fiancé, and a lavish wedding ceremony on the horizon. However when Avery returns residence to assist her father climate a well being disaster, an opportunity encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey by way of her household’s long-hidden historical past, on a path that can finally lead both to devastation or to redemption.
Primarily based on one in every of America’s most infamous real-life scandals—by which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption group, kidnapped and offered poor kids to rich households all around the nation—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and finally uplifting story reminds us how, despite the fact that the paths we take can result in many locations, the center by no means forgets the place we belong.
Reward for Earlier than We Had been Yours
“A [story] of a household misplaced and located . . . a poignant, engrossing story about sibling love and the toll of secrets and techniques.”—Individuals
“Positive to be one of the vital compelling books you choose up this 12 months. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and also you’ll end up pulled alongside as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that’s Georgia Tann’s legacy.”—Parade
“One of many 12 months’s finest books . . . It’s inconceivable to not get swept up on this near-perfect novel.”—The Huffington Put up
“Lisa Wingate takes an virtually unthinkable chapter in our nation’s historical past and weaves a story of tolerating energy.”—Paula McLain, New York Instances bestselling creator of Circling the Solar
Earlier than We Had been Yours A Novel
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