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Orphan Train [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Christina Baker Kline, 1964-

“Christina Baker Kline is a relentless storyteller. Once she sets her hook and starts reeling you in, struggle becomes counterproductive. The narrative line is too taut, the angler at the other end too skillful.” — Richard Russo 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 widow clean out her attic 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 tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.

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Nonmusical Sound Recording

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Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Kline, Christina Baker, 1964-
Summary: A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: 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 questions no one has ever thought to ask. A powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Title: Orphan train [compact disc] : a novel / Christina Baker Kline.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2013.
Subject: Women -- Fiction Orphan trains -- Fiction Female friendship -- Fiction Foster children -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781480537385 9781480537385
Current Holds: 2
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Kline
Oclc: 849929035
Upc: 9781480537385
Bib Id: 458334

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Kline, Christina Baker, 1964-
Summary: A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: 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 questions no one has ever thought to ask. A powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Title: Orphan train [compact disc] : a novel / Christina Baker Kline.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2013.
Description: 7 sound discs (8 hr., 35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Subjects: Women -- Fiction
Subjects: Orphan trains -- Fiction
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Foster children -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Toren, Suzanne
Other Author: Almasy, Jessica
Notes: Title from disc surface.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 8:35:00.
Notes: Read by Suzanne Toren and Jessica Almasy.
ISBN: 9781480537385
ISBN: 9781480537385
Publisher Number: BN3423
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Kline
Medium: [compact disc] :