Before We Were Yours
A NovelBook - 2017
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This title was discussed Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
cfitzer1 Aug 12, 2020
Novel 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. Interesting story based on some historical facts of Mississippi in the 1930's-4... Read More »
DCLadults Jul 05, 2019
A story 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.
archreads Jan 09, 2018
This historical fiction account of the Tennessee Children's Home is well written and really interesting.
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"No matter how much we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one, we must dance within the music of today, or we will always be out of step, stumbling around in something that doesn't suit the moment."
“The argument ends where all arguments do—on the altar of compromise.” - p. 255
“I learned that you need not be born into a family to be loved by one.” - p. 314
“A woman’s past need not predict her future. She can dance to new music if she
chooses. Her own music. - p. 317
I clench my teeth so hard the pain travels all the way to the top of my head. I'm glad for it - it's just a little ache and I know where it comes from. I can stop it anytime I want. The one in my heart is way bigger. I can't fix it no matter how hard I try. It scares me so much that I can't even breathe.
"…the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat; it is as ever present as a pulse.
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