Before We Were Yours: A Novel

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Inspired by firsthand accounts of the stories behind a notoriously corrupt adoption agency, the Tennessee Children?s Home Society, this riveting novel describes a woman investigating her parents? hidden secrets and discovering the family?s tragic, scandalous past.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.