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It begins with a picture. Reporter Ellis Reed never meant for the picture of two kids in front of a sign reading "2 Children for Sale" to be published in the paper, let alone spark a national debate. Despite his fame from the article, the picture has bigger consequences than anyone could ever have imagined. Teaming up with an unlikely ally Lillian Palmer, Ellis must decide how much fixing his mistakes is worth, before it's too late. In this moving novel, Kristina McMorris paints a heartbreaking tale of family, hardship, and sacrifice during the Great Depression. It was full of twists and turns that kept me guessing what would happen in the next chapter. I highly recommend to anyone interested in history or just looking for a moving story! - Kristina

— From Katrina


From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.


The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.

Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens -- a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492663997
ISBN-10: 1492663999
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English