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The book to be discussed is Before We Where Yours, by Lisa Wingate.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Le Sardine
111 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, Illinois  60607
United States
Contact: Debbera Hypke

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Join CFE members for a social book discussion and dinner at Le Sardine in Chicago.

The featured book is Before We Where Yours, by Lisa Wingate.

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.

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.

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