Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0425284697
ISBN 13: 9780425284698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Were Yours Book Review:

THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Look for Lisa Wingate’s powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now! “Poignant, engrossing.”—People • “Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”—Paula McLain Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. 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 from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. 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—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection This edition includes a new essay by the author about shantyboat life.

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 1489233253
ISBN 13: 9781489233257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Were Yours Book Review:

A compelling, harrowing and utterly redemptive novel that reveals a family torn apart by a shocking betrayal. Based on real-life events of kidnap, illegal adoption and a corrupt orphanage, the fictional narrative brings alive deeply researched real-life events in the manner of Jodi Picoult and Caroline Overington. The multi-week USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she's never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about May's life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation...or redemption. 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--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN 10: 1787473090
ISBN 13: 9781787473096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Were Yours Book Review:

A heartbreaking story of love and loss, based on a true story OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD | THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD *************************** Memphis, Tennessee, 1939 Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. 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 from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth... Aiken, South Carolina, present day Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. ********************* 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, Before We Were Yours is a riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting global bestseller. 'A tale of enduring power' Paula McLain 'It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel' Huffington Post

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0425284689
ISBN 13: 9780425284681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Were Yours Book Review:

A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger. By the best-selling author of Tending Roses.

Before and After

Before and After
Author: Judy Christie,Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0593156706
ISBN 13: 9780593156704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before and After Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover in 2019 by Ballantine Books.

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1984819895
ISBN 13: 9781984819895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Friends Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun
Author: Paula McLain
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 0385677227
ISBN 13: 9780385677226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circling the Sun Book Review:

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father's land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts dissolves when her father's farm goes bankrupt. Reeling from the scandal and heartbreak, Beryl is catapulted into a disastrous marriage at the age of 16. Finally she makes the courageous decision to break free, forging her own path as a horse trainer and shocking high society in the process. The British colony has never seen a woman as determined and fiery as Beryl. Before long, she catches the eye of the fascinating and bohemian Happy Valley set, including writer Karen Blixen and her lover Denys Finch Hatton, who will later be immortalized in Blixen's memoir, Out of Africa. The three become embroiled in a complex triangle that changes the course of Beryl's life, setting tragedy in motion while awakening her to her truest self and her fate: to fly.

Tending Roses

Tending Roses
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-02-04
ISBN 10: 1101575913
ISBN 13: 9781101575918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tending Roses Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way....

We Were the Lucky Ones

We Were the Lucky Ones
Author: Georgia Hunter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0399563105
ISBN 13: 9780399563102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were the Lucky Ones Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

The Language of Sycamores

The Language of Sycamores
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780451213921
ISBN 13: 0451213920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Sycamores Book Review:

After Karen Sommerfield is suddenly forced to deal with the threat of cancer at the same time her company downsizes her, she returns to the rural Missouri Ozarks and her grandmother's old farm on an odyssey to find herself.

The Baby Thief

The Baby Thief
Author: Barbara Bisantz Raymond,Barbara Raymond
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-04-29
ISBN 10: 0786733748
ISBN 13: 9780786733743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baby Thief Book Review:

For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee — selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

Calling Me Home

Calling Me Home
Author: Julie Kibler
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1250014530
ISBN 13: 9781250014535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calling Me Home Book Review:

A National Best Seller! Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper—in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

A Month of Summer

A Month of Summer
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780451224033
ISBN 13: 0451224035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Month of Summer Book Review:

After years of resentment and estrangement, Rebecca Macklin is forced to return to Dallas when she discovers that her aging father has been roaming the city streets alone, while his wife, Hanna Beth, has landed in a nursing home, in the first novel in the new Blue Sky Hill series. Original.

Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers
Author: Renée Carlino
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 1501105787
ISBN 13: 9781501105784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Were Strangers Book Review:

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City. To the Green-eyed Lovebird: We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House. You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more. We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other. Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding… I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello. After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half? M

Drenched in Light

Drenched in Light
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1984804227
ISBN 13: 9781984804228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drenched in Light Book Review:

A woman struggling to find her way forward discovers hope in her bond with a troubled young girl in this heartfelt novel in the Tending Roses series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours. Once a gifted ballet dancer, Julia Costell understands the joy of body and soul lost in a perfect moment. But after buckling under the demands of a professional dance career, she’s landed with a thud in an unglamorous job as a guidance counselor at a performing arts school. Living back home with her parents and feeling lost, Julia is afraid she’ll never soar again—until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office. In Dell’s writing, Julia recognizes not only her own despair, but also luminous sparks of hope. But as Julia fights to forge a brighter future for one disadvantaged student, she is drawn into startling undercurrents of conflict and denial within the academy. Now, as she is tested in ways she never imagined, Julia begins to discover that even though her life has seemed off course, she’s been on the right path all along...

Dandelion Summer

Dandelion Summer
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0451233271
ISBN 13: 9780451233271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dandelion Summer Book Review:

A 16-year-old living on the low-rent side of Blue Sky Hill takes a job in an upscale home looking after an elderly widower suffering from heart trouble and together the two form a life-changing friendship. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager
Author: Alison Green
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0399181822
ISBN 13: 9780399181825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ask a Manager Book Review:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Good Hope Road

Good Hope Road
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-05-06
ISBN 10: 1101118687
ISBN 13: 9781101118689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Hope Road Book Review:

In a time of crisis, two women come together and set off down a road of hope in this novel in the Tending Roses series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours. Twenty-year-old Jenilee Lane, whose dreams are as narrow as the sky is wide, doesn’t imagine any good could come out of the tornado that has ripped across the Missouri farmland where she makes her home. But some inner spark compels her to take action. To rescue her elderly neighbor Eudora Gibson from the cellar in which she’s been trapped. To make her way to the nearby town of Poetry, where the townspeople have begun to gather in the only building left standing. To collect from the devastated landscape fragments of life that lie strewn about in the tornado’s wake: letters, photographs, and mementos that might mean something to people who have lost everything. Eudora Gibson didn’t think Jenilee had it in her. But the girl she’s hardly noticed for years is now surprising her—stepping forward with a bravery that inspires Eudora to face her own bitter past. Brought close by tragedy, the two will learn lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that make a community strong. And together, they will travel to a place that once lay beyond their dreams.

A Thousand Voices

A Thousand Voices
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780451221292
ISBN 13: 045122129X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Voices Book Review:

Adopted at the age of thirteen and encouraged to pursue her love of music, twenty-year-old Dell Jordan risks her future and a musical scholarship to Julliard to seek the truth about her past to embark on a secret journey into Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains to seek answers about her Choctaw heritage. Original.

Why Wouldn t Ya

Why Wouldn t Ya
Author: Jess Eva
Publsiher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1760985228
ISBN 13: 9781760985226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Wouldn t Ya Book Review:

Jess Eva wants you to change your life. She can't promise to make you rich, quick-fix your relationships or help you lose weight. But she is going to show how to relax, get out of your own head (and other people's) and start to see life as one big adventure. Are you a negative narcissist? Has your inner narrative made you a victim of your own thoughts? Have you searched for validation in the spiritual penis? Jess has - MANY TIMES! The stories we tell ourselves about our worth are so important, and we often get it so wrong. Incredible people deserve to know they're incredible. And that's YOU! Instead of focusing on what you should be doing, Jess will help you start to do all those things you really want to - because why wouldn't ya? As Jess will show you, through her humour, mad stories and down-to-earth wisdom, the worst that could happen is you'll end up with a bloody good story to tell.