Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate Appears with Victims of the Tennessee Children's Home Society


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Posted June 11, 2018

Lisa Wingate discussed the significance of being in Memphis with survivors of the Tennessee Children's Home Society adoption scandal. Lisa said she thought about her own children as she began forming the idea for Before We Were Yours, based on the Tennessee Children's Home scandal. 

"What if one day, somebody just took these two little pieces of my heart and I didn't know where they had gone or what had happened to them?" Wingate said Sunday during a stop with victims at Elmwood Cemetery, where many children who died while in Tann's care are buried. Read more!


Lisa Wingate Kicks Off If All Arkansas Read the Same Book - BEFORE WE WERE YOURS


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Posted June 1, 2018

Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours is the 2018 selection for the If All Arkansas Read the Same Book project. She'll be visiting local libraries this week, meeting patrons and signing books. Created in 2001, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries of all types across Arkansas.

Have a great trip, Lisa!