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Orphan train: a novel

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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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ISBN:
9780061950704
9781410460523
9781480537385
006195070
9780062101204
9781594137372
9780061950728
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.6, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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Grouped Work ID d51d2d6a-7bb2-43d0-71b3-e8930326bfff
Full title orphan train
Author kline christina baker
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 10:31:04AM

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display_description "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 by Christina Baker Kline 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."--from publisher's description.
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series Brilliance Audio on compact disc
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Female friendship -- Fiction, Large type books, Orphan trains -- Fiction, Readers (Adult), Women -- Fiction
title_display Orphan train : a novel
title_full Orphan Train A Novel, Orphan train : a novel / Christina Baker Kline, Orphan train [sound recording] : a novel / Christina Baker Kline, Orphan train [text (large print)] / Christina Baker Kline
title_short Orphan train :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Female friendship, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Orphan trains, Readers (Adult), Women