Before We Were Yours

Discussion on: 
11/04/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Lisa Wingate

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Memphis, 1939. Twelve year old Rill Floss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shanty boat. 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 away from their family and all that is familiar to them, the Floss children are thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage. Rill fights to keep her siblings together. In present day South Carolina, Avery Stafford, born into wealth and privilege, seems to have it all. But when she returns home to help her father with a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long hidden history.