May 28 – Book Club
Join us May 28, when we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
A 2017 New York Times bestseller, Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours, is a haunting and compelling work of historical fiction told with two alternating principle voices narrating a story of complex family history. From chapter to chapter, the book goes back and forth between present day South Carolina (in settings of Southern power and prestige) and Tennessee in the late 1930s and early 1940s (in settings of squalor and abuse). In attempting to map out a family’s history, the novel also reads as an engaging mystery with a smart, soulful young lawyer leading the detective work, hunting to learn the full truth of her now senile grandmother’s life.
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—this 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.
We will meet Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. at High House. Please join us!
Book Club is on hiatus in June, July and August. In September we will discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.