A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller.
Set in Memphis in 1939, the Twelve-year- old Rill Foss and her younger siblings live a magical, carefree life aboard their family‘s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father has to rush their mother to the emergency room one stormy night, they’re left in charge – until people show up in force.
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Wrenched from all they knew and thrown into an orphanage, the Foss family was assured that they would soon be returning to their parents. They quickly realized the dark truth. Rill fights to keep his sisters and brother together in an uncertain world where they’re at the mercy of the cruelty of the director.
“Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals, 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.”
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Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to be having it all: a successful job as a federal prosecutor, an attractive fiancé, and a luxurious wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns from college, she finds herself helping her dad deal with a health crisis. A chance encounter leaves her with some uncomfortable questions and forces her to take a journey into her family’s past. Ultimately, this leads either to devastation or to salvation.
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by The Book Guide® Editors4.4/5 Very good