Book Discussion: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate
The Society of the Four Arts
Facilitated by Hindel Levitin
Based on one of America’s most notorious and riveting real-life scandals in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold children to families all over the country.
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. 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.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 1:30pm · add to calendar 2019-02-20 13:30:00 2019-02-20 16:30:00 America/New_York Book Discussion: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/951039/book-discussion-before-we-were-yours-by-lisa-wingate The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480