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“Poignant, engrossing.” (People) “Lisa Wingate takes an virtually unthinkable chapter in our nation’s historical past and weaves a story of putting up with energy.” (Paula McLain)
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-outdated Rill Foss and her 4 youthful siblings reside a magical life aboard their household’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father should rush their mom to the hospital one stormy night time, Rill is left in cost – till strangers arrive in drive. Wrenched from all that’s acquainted and thrown right into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss youngsters are assured that they’ll quickly be returned to their mother and father – however they shortly understand the darkish fact. At the mercy of the ability’s merciless director, Rill fights to maintain her sisters and brother collectively in a world of hazard and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, current day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford appears to have all of it: a profitable profession as a federal prosecutor, a good-looking fiancé, and a lavish wedding ceremony on the horizon. But when Avery returns residence to assist her father climate a well being disaster, an opportunity encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey by way of her household’s lengthy-hidden historical past, on a path that can in the end lead both to devastation or to redemption.
Based on one among America’s most infamous actual-life scandals – through which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption group, kidnapped and bought poor youngsters to rich households everywhere in the nation – Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and in the end uplifting story reminds us how, regardless that the paths we take can result in many locations, the guts by no means forgets the place we belong.
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