Before we were yours : a novel
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017].
Format
Book
Edition
First Edition.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure
HL 760L
Status
Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library - Adult Fiction
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017].
Edition
First Edition.
Physical Desc
342 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.1, 18 Points
Lexile code
HL
Lexile measure
760

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Citation/References
Booklist,,May 01, 2017
Citation/References
Publishers Weekly,,April 17, 2017
Citation/References
Kirkus Reviews,,April 01, 2017
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Library Journal,,April 01, 2017
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"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."--
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"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"--
Target Audience
Adult,Brodart.
Target Audience
Adult,Brodart.
Target Audience
HL760L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.1,18,195183.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, L. (2017). Before we were yours: a novel (First Edition.). Ballantine Books.

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

Wingate, Lisa. 2017. 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, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours: A Novel First Edition., Ballantine Books, 2017.

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