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Meet bestselling author Lisa Wingate!

NCW Libraries presents NCW Virtual Reads with Lisa Wingate on Thursday, January 14th at 7PM.


Lisa Wingate is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours, which has remained on the NYT Bestseller List Hardcover and softcover lists for 104 weeks and has sold over 2.5 million copies. She has penned over thirty novels and co-authored a nonfiction book, Before and After with Judy Christie. Her April 2020 novel, The Book of Lost Friends, became an instant New York Times bestseller and has remained there six weeks and counting.

The Book of Lost Friends follows an unlikely trio of girls coming of age as they embark on a perilous journey through reconstruction Louisiana and Texas and a modern-day teacher in small-town Louisiana who rediscovers their story. The story was inspired by the real-life “Lost Friends” ads, through which families separated during slavery sought to find their lost loved ones in the chaos following the Civil War.

Lisa lives with her husband in North Texas. More information about her novels can be found at

Read and listen to Lisa Wingate’s books on Hoopla and Overdrive or find print and audiobooks through our catalog.

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