Orphan Train

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062101204
Size: 16.71 MB
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer 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. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Orphan Train

Author: Christina Bake Kline
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1495425673
Size: 11.69 MB
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WARNING: This is not the actual book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Do not buy this Review if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Check out this in-depth review for a detailed look at the Orphan Train, from the plot and characters to Christina Baker Kline's writing style.A Goodreads Choice Nominee for Fiction, Orphan Train weaves together two narratives: that of 17-year-old Molly and that of 91-year-old Vivien Daly. As part of her community service, Molly must clear out a lifetime's worth of junk from Vivien's attic. However, what she finds as she slowly clears out the clutter is something she didn't expect: a friend. Vivien and Molly, despite the generational differences, find in each other kindred spirits, both emotionally guarded as a result of loss, heartbreak, and isolation. As they spend time together and learn more about each other, the barriers they've built begin to crumble. The notion of portaging and the legacy of trauma play central roles in this touching novel. In this review, you'll find critical opinions of Orphan Train and a look at where Kline really succeeds in the novel, as well as some of the book's shortcomings. Kline alternates perspectives throughout the novel. Molly's tale unfolds in the present, with a third-person limited perspective. Vivien's story is told in past tense, but from first person. The dichotomy works for the characterization. Readers will sympathize with Molly and her feelings of isolation and experience the heartbreak of Vivien's tale. Although the premise is a bit tenuous and the side characters lack dimension, the female leads are both compelling, likeable characters. Orphan Train is a touching novel with a resolution that will leave readers satisfied.

Orphan Train Rider

Author: Andrea Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395913624
Size: 11.40 MB
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Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.

A Family Apart

Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307827555
Size: 18.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA

With You Always Orphan Train Book 1

Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441231246
Size: 14.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance. The son of one of New York City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother's shadow and is determined to win his father's challenge. He doesn't plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.

We Rode The Orphan Trains

Author: Andrea Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618432353
Size: 20.59 MB
Format: PDF
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.