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Lisa Wingate wearing blue shirtLisa Wingate, best-selling author of Before We Were Yours, will make a personal appearance to discuss her work and process for writing at the finale of the 2019 Fauquier Community Read.

 Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.
 Rice Theater, Highland School
597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton

After her remarks, Wingate will answer audience questions.  A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Open Book of Warrenton.

The program is free. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended. To reserve your seat for An Evening with the Author, call 540-422-8532 or go to the Fauquier Community Read registration page on our website.

In Before We Were Yours, Wingate, a former journalist, inspirational speaker and author of more than 20 novels, crafts a compelling, ultimately uplifting story of two families, generations apart, that are forever changed by heartbreaking injustice. 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 United States during the 1930s and 1940s, “Before We Were Yours” has won acclaim from critics and readers alike, launching it to a spot on the New York Times best-sellers list for over a year.

Before We Were Yours is available in multiple formats – including e-Audio, e-Book, large and traditional print – at all three Fauquier library locations. Book Club kits, with multiple copies of Before We Were Yours, plus related materials, are also available for checkout to reading groups.

Now in its second year, Fauquier Community Read is sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library. Community Reads encourages community members to read and discuss the same book, while engaging and enlightening citizens and fostering a sense of community.

The 2019 Fauquier Community Read is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Fauquier Library, Fauquier Library Board of Trustees, the Nicolaas and Patricia Kortlandt Fund at the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and these community partners:

Discovery Publications
Fauquier County Public Schools
Hampton Inn Warrenton
Piedmont Media—Fauquier Times
Piedmont Press & Graphics
Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine

“These sponsors share our belief that the community that reads together, grows together,” noted Maria Del Rosso, Library Director.

Lisa Pavlock
Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library

*This article first appeared in the May 8, 2019 edition of The Fauquier Times.

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