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Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline

Label
Orphan train
Title
Orphan train
Statement of responsibility
Christina Baker Kline
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 luck and chance. This is the story of one such child. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was 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. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are reminders 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 friendships
Summary
Close to aging out of the foster care system, Molly Ayer takes a position helping an elderly woman named Vivian and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10173579
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kline, Christina Baker
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 890
  • 890
Literary form
novels
Reading level
5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Immigrant children
  • Indian foster children
  • Adoption
  • Female friendship
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Adoption
  • Female friendship
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Immigrant children
  • Indian foster children
  • Orphans
  • Maine
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1473794
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First William Morrow hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780061950704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061950704
  • (OCoLC)892981744
Label
Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1473794
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First William Morrow hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780061950704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061950704
  • (OCoLC)892981744

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