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Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society

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"From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents--hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the fifteen family stories in this book, many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families. Often raised by older parents as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace better-late-than-never brothers, sisters, and cousins. In a poignant culmination of art-meets-life, long silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results"--

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Avon Free Library 362.730 CHR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300511415
Checked out
03/04/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library 362.73 Christie (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300143373
Checked out
03/07/2020
Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile 362.73 CHR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52136000249796
Checked out
03/03/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library 362.7309 CHR (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301010986
Checked out
03/16/2020
Gorham Free Library 362.73 CHRISTIE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52119300197451
Checked out
03/16/2020
Honeoye Public Library 362.73 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300378547
In transit
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Macedon Public Library 362.73 CHR (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300740736
On holds shelf
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Marion Public Library 362.7309 CHRISTIE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52122300042610
Checked out
02/15/2020
Mount Morris Library 362.73 Chr (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300270029
Checked out
03/03/2020
Naples Library 362.7309 CHRISTIE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52124300378804
In transit
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