Antes de que llegaras (Before We Were Yours)
Antes de que llegaras (Before We Were Yours)  -     By: Lisa Wingate
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Suma
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1947783521
ISBN-13: 9781947783522

Publisher's Description

El libro que ha arrasado por sorpresa en las listas de Estados Unidos, basado en el impactante caso de niños robados que conmocionó al país.

Aunque la vida nos lleve por diferentes caminos,

el corazón siempre recuerda a donde pertenece.


Memphis, 1939

Rill Foss y sus cuatro hermanos pequeños disfrutan de una infancia mágica en su casa-barco en el Misisipi. Hasta que una noche de tormenta sus padres tienen que correr al hospital y unos desconocidos llegan para llevárselos a la fuerza al orfanato. Aunque les aseguran que su estancia allí será solo temporal, Rill pronto se dará cuenta de la terrible verdad. Y de que tendrá que luchar con todas sus fuerzas para mantener juntos a sus hermanos en un mundo de crueldad e incertidumbre.

Aiken, Carolina del Sur, en la actualidad

Avery Stafford ha vivido una vida de riqueza y privilegio, tiene una exitosa carrera política y pronto va a casarse con su encantador prometido. Pero un encuentro fortuito suscita dolorosas preguntas que la empujan a investigar en la historia oculta de su familia... y a destapar secretos que pueden llevarla a la destrucción o la redención.

Una conmovedora novela inspirada en el escándalo real de la organización de adopciones que durante treinta años secuestró y vendió niños desfavorecidos a familias acomodadas por todo el país.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a "thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal."

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.

Author Bio

Lisa Wingate trabajó como periodista y actualmente es conferenciante y autora de más de veinte novelas de gran éxito en Estados Unidos. Sus obras han ganado o han sido nominadas a numerosos premios, incluyendo el Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, el Oklahoma Book Award, el Carol Award, el Christy Award y el RT Reviewers' Choice Award. Wingate vive en las Montañas Ouachita del suroeste de Arkansas.

Editorial Reviews

* En los primeros puestos de USA Today, Amazon y The New York Times.

* Mejor novela histórica del año para los lectores de Goodreads.

LA CRITICA HA DICHO…

«Uno de los mejores libros del año... Es imposible no dejarte atrapar por esta novela prácticamente perfecta. Se lleva tu corazón desde la primera página.»

The Huffington Post

«Una novela fantástica.»

Publishers Weekly

«La historia de una familia perdida y encontrada... Un relato cautivador y muy emotivo sobre el amor fraternal y el peso de los secretos.»

People

«Con seguridad este va a ser uno de los libros más apasionantes de este año... Wingate es una maestra en el arte de contar historias.»

Parade

«Una historia sincera y genuina.»

Historical Novels Review

«De cuando en cuando encuentro una novela que me enamora, y Antes de que llegaras de Lisa Wingate es uno de esos libros... Tomen nota: esta puede ser la mejor novela del año.»

Shreveport Times

«Una historia compleja y que invita a pensar sobre dos familias separadas por dos generaciones... Basada en un famoso escándalo real.»

Library Journal

Advance praise for Before We Were Yours

"Lisa Wingate takes an almostunthinkable chapter in our nation's history and weaves a tale of enduring power.That Georgia Tann and her Memphis Tennessee Children's Home Society couldactually exist, unraveling the lives of countless children, stealing their pastsand changing their futures, will give you chills. But the real feat of this stirring novel is how deeply Wingate plunges usinto the heart and mind of twelve-year-old river-gypsy, Rill Foss. Rill'sutterly singular voice will stay with you long after the last page is turned,as will Wingate's courage to follow her anywhere... Vivid and affecting."

-Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Circlingthe Sun

"A powerful taleof family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared. I absolutely loved this book. I'm stillbasking in the afterglow, in shock at the true-crime elements, in awe at the journey of these characters whoseem to have immortal souls."


-Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotelon the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost

"An unforgettableread. This captivating novelwill quite likely break your heart but because it's Lisa Wingateat the helm, you will not be left broken. She is a master storyteller and never fails to get to theheart of what makes us hold onto hope."

-Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

"Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate's heart-racing tale of a family ripped apart by the TennesseeChildren's Home Society scandal, rang so true I couldn't sleep until I knewtheir fate. Days later, I'm stillhaunted by the diabolical plot to steal and sell the most vulnerablechildren to high bidders, sanctioned by high-ranking officials who looked theother way."

-Julie Kibler, bestselling author of Calling Me Home

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