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Orphan Train : A Novel - Christina Baker Kline

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Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances from Christina Baker Kline, author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...

As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

About the Author

Christina Baker Kline was born in England and raised in Maine. She is the author of six novels, including The Way Life Should Be and the runaway bestseller Orphan Train. Writer-in-residence at Fordham University from 2007–2011, Kline is a recent recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships to Ireland and Minnesota. She lives outside of New York City, and spends as much time as possible in Northern Minnesota and on the coast of Maine.

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Surprise beginning and end. Suspense !

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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  • Some Very Sad Chapters

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  • I Was Moved To Tears
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  • Travel Reading
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beautiful story

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        an easy to read story

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        "Reminiscent of Elizabeth Strout's "Amy and Isabel," this "Orphan Train" carries us along until the stories of these two women become one."--Mary Morris, author of, most recently, "Revenge"

        ISBN: 9780061950728
        ISBN-10: 0061950726
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 294
        Published: 1st April 2013
        Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
        Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6  x 1.8
        Weight (kg): 0.23