Sold on a Monday: A Novel byKristina McMorris| Conversation Starters
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In 1931, a mother wrote the sign: Children for Sale on their farmhouse porch. It is her last resort. During this time, this sign could be found anywhere. There were endless bank runs, breadlines, and broken dreams. The sign meant that the mother faced impossible choices between her children and their welfare. Ellis Reed was a struggling reporter during this time. When she saw this gut-wrenching scene, memories of his family's dark past were awakened within him. He takes photographs of these children that were not meant to be publicized. However, these photographs led to the biggest break in his career. The consequences of this proved to be more devastating than he has foreseen. Lillian Palmer is part of everything that happened at the paper. She is haunted with the familiar heartbreak of these unwanted children. When challenges tested the bonds of motherhood, Lillian and Ellis need to decide how much risk they can take to mend the wounds in their family. Kristina McMorris’ Sold on a Monday is inspired by a real newspaper photograph that shocked the nation. This bestselling novel shows the power of love, forgiveness, redemption and what paths we need to take that will bring us home.
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