Before we were yours : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books, 2017, 2019., , ©2017.
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342 pages ; 25 cm
372 pages ; 21 cm
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Downtown Lansing - 1st Floor-Adult Fiction
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, 2017, 2019., , ©2017.
Format
Book
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.1, 18 Points

Notes

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Paperback edition includes a new essay by the author about Shantyboat Life.
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"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."--publisher's website.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, L. (20172019). Before we were yours: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. 20172019. Before We Were Yours: A Novel. Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours: A Novel Ballantine Books, 20172019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, 20172019.

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