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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. 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--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong"--

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Arcade Free Library LARGE PRINT WINGA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300421385
Checked out
06/06/2018
Lyons Public Library LG PRT F Win (Text)
Large Print
52141300485793
Checked out
06/15/2018
Macedon Public Library LP FIC WIN (Text)
Large Print
52121300598605
Checked out
06/08/2018
Ontario Public Library FIC WIN (Text)
Large Print
52126300715521
Checked out
05/31/2018
Palmyra Community Library LARGE PRINT WIN (Text)
Large Print
52127300351929
Checked out
06/09/2018
Victor Farmington Library WIN LP (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300805500
Checked out
06/05/2018
Warsaw Public Library LP FIC WIN (Text)
Large Print
52151300292735
Checked out
06/11/2018
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua LP FIC WIN (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002754777
Checked out
06/08/2018

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