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Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation recommends The Book of Lost Friends, August 2020
Today Show picks Before We Were Yours as one of top 10 Summer Reads
National Public Radio link to interview about Before We Were Yours & Before and After.
2018 Southern Book Prize for Southern fiction — Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Before We Were Yours chosen for a Wiki: Top 10 Historical Fiction Books of 2018! Learn more at Wiki url:
Goodreads top choice in Historical Fiction 2017.
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS made the pages of Politico, via the reading recommendations of the Senior Advisor and chief of staff to the Secretary Of the Air Force.
Before We Were Yours chosen by Little FreeLibrary as a 2019 Action Book Club selection. The Action Book Club, a free program of the Little Free Library nonprofit, combines reading with social engagement. In a twist on the traditional book club, the Action Book Club invites participants to read books, engage in discussion, then take part in meaningful group projects to benefit their communities. Think of it as “good reads and good deeds.” https://littlefreelibrary.org/abc-reading-we-are-family/
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS in Wiki’s Spectacularly Written Historical Fiction Novels list.
Texas syndicated columnist Glenn Dromgoole writes about the success of Before We Were Yours.
Parade magazine. calls Before We Were Yours “One of the summer’s best reads.”
People magazine selected Before We Were Yours as a People Picks, June 12, 2017! “A poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love.”
Talbots stores nationwide feature Before We Were Yours as one of five summer book club selections!
Shreveport Times says about Before We Were Yours: “Take note: This may be the best book of the year.”
“Children in the Memphis area had been taken by workers in medical facilities, public aid clinics, and the police department. The children were put under the care of Tann, in an unlicensed home used for the purpose of her black market baby adoption scheme from the 1920’s until 1950.”
SCNOW news reviews Before We Were Yours: “This is a beautifully written novel.”
Before We Were Yours awarded Best Historical Fiction of 2017 by Goodreads members.
Bookbub featured this Book Club Kit (see also the Penguin Random House kit on the For Book Clubs tab above.)
Before We Were Yours is chosen as a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection for June.
Before We Were Yours is a Southern Independent Booksellers Association Okra Pick for Spring, 2017!
Before We Were Yours on Independent Bookstores’ Best sellers list