Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2018
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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 but they quickly realize the dark truth.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2018.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781984833037
1984833030
Characteristics: 12 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Emily

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IndyPL_MagalyC Apr 22, 2020

The author does a wonderful job of constructing a fictional narrative around shocking true events. Rather than emphasizing the primary villain, the story follows the events in two separate time periods: 1939 with the Foss siblings and the events that led her and her siblings to the Tennessee Children's Home Society Orphanage, and the present-day narrative of Avery Stafford uncovering a (possible) family mystery. The structure of the book allows readers to easily keep track of each narrator for the respective chapters with a mastery of each narrator's voice. The primary focus of uncovering family secrets/mysteries was the most compelling aspect of the novel rather than Avery's romantic relationship; however, it did not detract from this compelling story.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 05, 2019

Very compelling story, based on true ocurrances. Starts out a little like a cheesy romance novel though.

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Mar 26, 2019

pink_bear_1713 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 59

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