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The Resource Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline

Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline

Label
Orphan train
Title
Orphan train
Statement of responsibility
Christina Baker Kline
Creator
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 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." -- Cover
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10173579
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline
Link
http://idm.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4868F21B-3CD7-493B-AB3F-CEAB0B6FAC07
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more" section includes author interview, a short history of the real orphan trains, and discussion questions
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
20001254
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9781624903298
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012027409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline
Link
http://idm.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4868F21B-3CD7-493B-AB3F-CEAB0B6FAC07
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more" section includes author interview, a short history of the real orphan trains, and discussion questions
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
20001254
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9781624903298
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012027409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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