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Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline

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"A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage . . . With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster care system." - Library Journal "In ORPHAN TRAIN, Christina Baker Kline seamlessly knits together the past and present of two women, one young and one old. Kline reminds us that we never really lose anyone or anything or--perhaps most importantly--ourselves." - Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle

"I loved this book: its absorbing back-and-forth story, its vivid history, its eminently loveable characters. ORPHAN TRAIN wrecked my heart and made me glad to be literate." - Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys "One of the most powerful novels I've ever read...I am compelling all of you, even begging you, to make this novel your next read. You'll be talking about it for years to come!" - Naples Daily News (FL) "A gem." - Huffington Post

"Absorbing...a heartfelt page-turner about two women finding a sense of home...Kline lets us live the characters' experiences vividly through their skin...The growth from instinct to conscious understanding to partnership between the two is the foundation for a moving tale." - Publishers Weekly

"Kline draws a dramatic, emotional story from a neglected corner of American history." - Kirkus Reviews "I was so moved by this book. I loved Molly and Vivian, two brave, difficult, true-hearted women who disrupt one another's lives in beautiful ways, and loved journeying with them, through heartbreak and stretches of history I'd never known existed, out of loneliness toward family and home." - Marisa de los Santos, New York Times-bestselling author of Belong to Me and Falling Together

"A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful." - Ann Packer, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Swim Back to Me

"Christina Baker Kline writes exquisitely about two unlikely friends . . . each struggling to transcend a past of isolation and hardship. ORPHAN TRAIN will hold you in its grip as their fascinating tales unfold." - Cathy Marie Buchanan, New York Times-bestselling author of The Painted Girls



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