Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE and BIRD IN HAND. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and three sons, and spends as much time on the coast of Maine as possible.
A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly Ayer out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that they 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. 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.