Before We Were Yours
Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Lisa Wingate

Facilitated by: Hindel Levitin

Based on one of America’s most notorious and riveting real-life scandals in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold children to families all over the country.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. 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.

About the Facilitator
Hindel Levitin is the adult education and program director of The Chabad House, an outreach synagogue located in Palm Beach. She has served as a teacher, music and drama instructor, and mentor for hundreds of high school students. She and her husband live on Palm Beach and are the proud parents of seven children.

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There is no charge to attend.

Reservations are not required.

Seating is limited to 75.

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