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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Also by Christina Baker Kline:

The Exiles, September 2020
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Orphan Train, July 2020
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A Piece of the World, March 2017
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Orphan Train, March 2013
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Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline

William Morrow
July 2020
On Sale: June 30, 2020
400 pages
ISBN: 0062993887
EAN: 9780062993885
Kindle: B0089LOG02
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Hardcover (March 2013)

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Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.

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