April 1:  Before We Were Yours by Sonia Purnell

Registration opens 8 a.m. Mar. 5

 
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times,
USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller.

Before We Were Yours PC ReadsMemphis, 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.

 

PC Reads is a free event but registration is required. If you register and find that you are unable to attend, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so someone from the wait list can be contacted. The discussion will be held on Zoom and is limited to 20 participants.

 

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EVENT DATE:  Thursday, Apr. 1

ZOOM Check In:  4:45 p.m.

CLASS Time:  5- 6:30 p.m.

COST:  No charge

MAXIMUM: 20 - there will be a waitlist.

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