Adult Book Discussion
Date: Wed. February 26, 2014
Time: 12:15 pm
11010 S. Kedzie Avenue
About this event:
Please join us as we discuss Orphan Train: a novel by Christina Baker Kline.
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. Years after being one such child, Vivian Daly leads a quiet life on the coast of Maine and bonds with teen Molly Ayer who is helping her as part of a community-service project.
Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Copies of the book are available at the branch.