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Antes de Que Llegaras / Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate




Overview -
El libro que ha arrasado por sorpresa en las listas de Estados Unidos, basado en el impactante caso de ni os robados que conmocion al pa s.

Aunque la vida nos lleve por diferentes caminos,

el coraz n siempre recuerda a donde pertenece.

Memphis, 1939

Rill Foss y sus cuatro hermanos peque os disfrutan de una infancia m gica en su casa-barco en el Misisipi. Hasta que una noche de tormenta sus padres tienen que correr al hospital y unos desconocidos llegan para llev rselos a la fuerza al orfanato. Aunque les aseguran que su estancia all ser solo temporal, Rill pronto se dar cuenta de la terrible verdad. Y de que tendr que luchar con todas sus fuerzas para mantener juntos a sus hermanos en un mundo de crueldad e incertidumbre.

Aiken, Carolina del Sur, en la actualidad

Avery Stafford ha vivido una vida de riqueza y privilegio, tiene una exitosa carrera pol tica y pronto va a casarse con su encantador prometido. Pero un encuentro fortuito suscita dolorosas preguntas que la empujan a investigar en la historia oculta de su familia... y a destapar secretos que pueden llevarla a la destrucci n o la redenci n.

Una conmovedora novela inspirada en el esc ndalo real de la organizaci n de adopciones que durante treinta a os secuestr y vendi ni os desfavorecidos a familias acomodadas por todo el pa s.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER

For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a thought-provoking and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.

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 fianc , 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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Overview

El libro que ha arrasado por sorpresa en las listas de Estados Unidos, basado en el impactante caso de ni os robados que conmocion al pa s.

Aunque la vida nos lleve por diferentes caminos,

el coraz n siempre recuerda a donde pertenece.

Memphis, 1939

Rill Foss y sus cuatro hermanos peque os disfrutan de una infancia m gica en su casa-barco en el Misisipi. Hasta que una noche de tormenta sus padres tienen que correr al hospital y unos desconocidos llegan para llev rselos a la fuerza al orfanato. Aunque les aseguran que su estancia all ser solo temporal, Rill pronto se dar cuenta de la terrible verdad. Y de que tendr que luchar con todas sus fuerzas para mantener juntos a sus hermanos en un mundo de crueldad e incertidumbre.

Aiken, Carolina del Sur, en la actualidad

Avery Stafford ha vivido una vida de riqueza y privilegio, tiene una exitosa carrera pol tica y pronto va a casarse con su encantador prometido. Pero un encuentro fortuito suscita dolorosas preguntas que la empujan a investigar en la historia oculta de su familia... y a destapar secretos que pueden llevarla a la destrucci n o la redenci n.

Una conmovedora novela inspirada en el esc ndalo real de la organizaci n de adopciones que durante treinta a os secuestr y vendi ni os desfavorecidos a familias acomodadas por todo el pa s.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER

For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a thought-provoking and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.

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 fianc , 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781947783522
  • ISBN-10: 1947783521
  • Publisher: Suma
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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