The Resource Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate

Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate

Label
Before we were yours
Title
Before we were yours
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 when 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
Member of
Summary
A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560371
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tann, Georgia
  • Tennessee Children's Home Society
  • Adoption
  • Poor families
  • Family secrets
  • Southern States
  • Brothers and sisters
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-592)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975487743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839123
Lccn
2017016980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)975487743
Label
Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-592)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975487743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839123
Lccn
2017016980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)975487743

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