We will be visiting a bookplates favorite genre -historical fiction with our end of the summer read – “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. See below for a summary as well as two other suggested reads.
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice… Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fianc waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation… or redemption. ‘This heartbreaking story is also heart-mending-a powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared.’Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author
Other suggested reads
“Lincoln in the Bardo” George Saunders
“The Heart” By Maylis De Kerangal