Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society

Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
362.73 CHR


Reviewed by
Teresa Newton, Library Director

If you enjoyed Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, you aren’t alone. The novel was on the bestseller list for more than a year and sold more than two million copies.  The novel is based on a Tennessee scandal. Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country.  


As the author traveled across the country promoting Before We Were Yours, audience members began to announce that their families were products of that scandal.  Wingate agreed that these stories should be recorded and recruited author Judy Christie to do just that.  


Their new book, Before & After: the Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, is a fascinating read.  

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