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Before We Were Yours: A Novel


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Edition edition (June 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425284689
  • ISBN-13: 81
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • #67 in Sisters Fiction

Review “A [story] of a family lost and found . . . A poignant, engrossing tale
about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”—People“Before We Were Yours is
sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . .
[Lisa] 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“One of the year’s best books . . . It is almost a cliché to
say a book is ‘lovingly written’ but that phrase applies clearly to Lisa
Wingate’s latest novel, Before We Were Yours. This story about children taken
from their parents through kidnapping or subterfuge and then placed for
adoption, for a price, clearly pours out of Wingate’s heart. . . . It is
impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel. It invades your
heart from the very first pages and stays there long after the book is
finished. Few novelists could strike the balance this story requires but
Wingate does it with assurance. There are a lot of books that will catch your
eye this summer, some from our best storytellers. Make sure this one is on
your radar. It should not be missed.”—The Huffington Post “[An] affecting new
novel.”—The New York Post“Every now and then a novel comes along that sweeps
me off my reading feet. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate, is such a book.
. . . It’s a great book-club read, one of those books that teaches you
something, gives you lots to discuss and even more to think about. . . . Take
note: This may be the best book of the year.”—Shreveport Times “This story is
heartfelt and genuine, especially as Wingate explores the idea of home and
family from a youngster’s point of view.”—Historical Novels Review“Lisa
Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves
a tale of enduring power. That Georgia Tann and her Memphis Tennessee
Children’s Home Society could actually exist, unraveling the lives of
countless children, stealing their pasts and changing their futures, will give
you chills. But the real feat of this stirring novel is how deeply Wingate
plunges us into the heart and mind of twelve-year-old river gypsy Rill Foss.
Rill’s utterly singular voice will stay with you long after the last page is
turned, as will Wingate’s courage to follow her anywhere. . . . Vivid and
affecting.”—Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Circling the
Sun “A powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets
shared. I absolutely loved this book. I’m still basking in the afterglow, in
shock at the true-crime elements, in awe at the journey of these characters
who seem to have immortal souls.”—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling
author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Read more About the Author
Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the
bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been
nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the
Oklahoma Book Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers’
Choice Award. Wingate lives in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas.
Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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0425284689

ISBN10

0425284689

ISBN13

9780425284681

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9780425284681

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