Before We Were Yours
A NoveleBook - 2017
From Library Staff
Based on The infamous Tennessee Children’s Home Society run by director Georgia Tann in 1936. This is the story of the 5 Foss siblings who are kidnapped from their home and sent to the orphanage where Georgia believes they will have better lives with other families.
kkoenigc Jul 10, 2018
Well written and love the fact the book was based on true events.
archreads Jan 09, 2018
This historical fiction account of the Tennessee Children's Home is well written and really interesting.
Based on the true story of poor children kidnapped and placed in a Memphis orphanage starting in the 1930s. Rill Foss and her siblings are snatched from their riverboat home, separated and sold to wealthy families. In the present day, Avery Stafford, daughter of a U.S. Senator, starts tracing her... Read More »
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“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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