Biography

Christina Baker Kline

Christina Baker Kline is the author of the new novel A PIECE OF THE WORLD (2017), about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, Christina’s World. Kline has written five other novels --- ORPHAN TRAIN, THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE, SWEET WATER, BIRD IN HAND and DESIRE LINES --- and written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her 2013 novel ORPHAN TRAIN spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at #1, and was published in 40 countries. More than 100 communities and colleges have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” selection. Her adaptation of ORPHAN TRAIN for young readers is ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL (2017). She lives near New York City and on the coast of Maine.

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Books by Christina Baker Kline

written by Christina Baker Kline, performed by Polly Stone - Fiction, Historical Fiction

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

by Christina Baker Kline - Fiction, Historical Fiction

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

by Christina Baker Kline - Fiction, Women's Fiction

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN comes BIRD IN HAND, a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives and how they can change them forever.

by Christina Baker Kline - Fiction

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.