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Orphan Train

Rich in detail and epic in scope, ORPHAN TRAIN is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

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Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

  • Publication Date: April 2, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0061950726
  • ISBN-13: 9780061950728

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ORPHAN TRAIN
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Our latest Sneak Peek Feature spotlights ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline, a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are. We have 25 specially formatted early reader editions to give away to readers who would like to preview the book, which releases in April 2013, and share their comments about it.

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More about ORPHAN TRAIN:
Nearly 18, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers 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.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, 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.


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