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‘Orphan Train’ by Christina Baker Kline

Jodi was hooked on this book from page one. Give it a read. You won’t regret it.


Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

coverChristina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past—and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse…

As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns 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.

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.

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

 

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Donna Standifur
Donna Standifur
4 years ago

Rushed out & bought this book, per your recommendation, Jodi. You were right- I can’t put it down!!! Now, I’m nearing the end & ive slowed my reading because I don’t want it to end! (Listen daily & ❤ the show!)
Donna

Misty
Misty
3 months ago

I enjoyed this book; but didn’t like how it ended. Is there a “part 2?”

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