The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society, a History Book Talk & Signing
Judy Christie is an award-winning journalist and the author of eighteen books of both fiction and nonfiction. She will discuss and sign Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society ($26.00 Ballantine Books). These are the true stories of the victims of a notorious adoption scandal--some of whom learned the truth from Lisa Wingate’s bestselling novel Before We Were Yours and were reunited with birth family members as a result of its wide reach.
From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans--hiding the fact that many weren’t orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters. Before and After includes moving accounts of the ways in which adoptees were separated from their first families and the many who were joyfully reunited decades later. In a poignant culmination of art meeting life, long-silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis to reclaim their stories with extraordinary results.
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