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Orphan train

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, [2019] ©2013
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Baker Kline
ISBN: 9780062887870 0062887874
OCLC Number: 1081175829
Notes: "Larger print"--Spine.
"A novel"--Cover.
Description: 424 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Christina Baker Kline.

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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 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 friendship."--Back cover.

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"A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage . . . With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster Read more...

 
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