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Angier Public Library F Win (Text) 33632002664218 Adult Fiction Available -
Boone Trail Branch F Win (Text) 33630004968124 Adult Fiction Available -
Coats Public Library F Win (Text) 33633002095726 Adult Fiction In transit -
Dunn Public Library F Win (Text) 33436001650859 Adult Fiction Available -
Erwin Public Library F Win (Text) 33631001547044 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/11/2022
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425284681
  • ISBN: 0425284689
  • ISBN: 9780425284704
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]

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Summary, etc.:
Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, present day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history. 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.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.1 18 195183.
Subject: Tann, Georgia, 1891-1950 > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Orphanages > Fiction.
Adoption > Corrupt practices > Tennessee > Fiction.
Poor children > Fiction.
Memphis (Tenn.) > Fiction.
Tennessee > History > 20th century > Fiction.
South Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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