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Orphan Train: by Christina Baker Kline | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is about the relationship between Molly Ayer and Vivian Daly. Brought together by Molly’s community service sentence, seventeen-year-old Molly learns that she has much more in common with ninety-one-year-old Vivian than she first thought. Both women were orphaned as children and share a similar story. However, Vivian was an orphan during the Great Depression and Molly is an orphan today. Kline tells this enlightening and emotionally engaging story based on true accounts of the Orphan Train Movement in early 20th century America. Orphan Train has become an international bestseller, having sold over two million copies in thirty-five countries. It has spent over ninety weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks in the top spot. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Orphan Train. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Harper Collins
The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer 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 woman clean out her home 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 novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Author: Sarah Fields
Christina Baker Kline's #1 New York Times bestselling novel entitled Orphan Train is set between the years 1854 and 1929. During this time, the so-called orphan trains regularly ran from the cities along the East Coast going to the farmlands of the Midwest. These trains carried thousands of abandoned children. Their fates would then be determined by pure luck. Vivian Daly was such a child. She was a young Irish immigrant who was sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future one train ride away. When she returned east later in her life, Vivian led a quiet and peaceful existence in her residence on the coast of Maine. The memories of her childhood were only a hazy blur but hidden in the trunks in her attic were memories of her turbulent past. Orphan Train is a powerful novel that reveals the story of upheaval and resilience. Vivan's story moves between Minnesota during the Depression-era and contemporary Maine. This is a novel of second chances and unexpected friendship. In this comprehensive look into Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Die junge Holländerin Linda hat alles verloren – ihre Familie, ihr Zuhause, ihr Kind. Dann rettet sie kurz entschlossen ein Baby aus einem Zug nach Ausschwitz und sucht Zuflucht bei einem Zirkus. Doch um unerkannt zu bleiben, muss sie mit der Artistin Astrid zusammenarbeiten – am Trapez. Diese hat selbst ein Geheimnis, das sie um jeden Preis wahren muss. Widerwillig nähern sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen bei dem gefährlichen Training an. Bis Linda sich in den Franzosen Luc verliebt und damit alles aufs Spiel setzt.
Author: Christina Bake Kline,Expert Book Reviews
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Juvenile Fiction
WARNING: This is not the actual book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Do not buy this Review if you are looking for a full copy of this great book. Check out this in-depth review for a detailed look at the Orphan Train, from the plot and characters to Christina Baker Kline's writing style. A Goodreads Choice Nominee for Fiction, Orphan Train weaves together two narratives: that of 17-year-old Molly and that of 91-year-old Vivien Daly. As part of her community service, Molly must clear out a lifetime's worth of junk from Vivien's attic. However, what she finds as she slowly clears out the clutter is something she didn't expect: a friend. Vivien and Molly, despite the generational differences, find in each other kindred spirits, both emotionally guarded as a result of loss, heartbreak, and isolation. As they spend time together and learn more about each other, the barriers they've built begin to crumble. The notion of portaging and the legacy of trauma play central roles in this touching novel. In this review, you'll find critical opinions of Orphan Train and a look at where Kline really succeeds in the novel, as well as some of the book's shortcomings. Kline alternates perspectives throughout the novel. Molly's tale unfolds in the present, with a third-person limited perspective. Vivien's story is told in past tense, but from first person. The dichotomy works for the characterization. Readers will sympathize with Molly and her feelings of isolation and experience the heartbreak of Vivien's tale. Although the premise is a bit tenuous and the side characters lack dimension, the female leads are both compelling, likeable characters. Orphan Train is a touching novel with a resolution that will leave readers satisfied.
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year-old woman. Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era. This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups. Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly’s forced to help an a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary. But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers. Soon Molly sees they have more in common than she thought. Vivian was once an orphan, too—an Irish immigrant to New York City who was put on a so-called "orphan train" to the Midwest with hundreds of other children—and she can understand, better than anyone else, the emotional binds that have been making Molly’s life so hard. Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
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Author: Jillian Warman
Publisher: Behind the Story
Christina Baker Kline wanted to do something she’d never done before: write a work of fiction based on historically accurate information. And if that’s not difficult enough, she faced incredible heartache in the midst of writing the book. But, Kline never gave up on her writing, pushing through the pain until Orphan Train was published. Her novel has enjoyed great success—in part because it discusses feelings many can relate to: neglect, rejection, hope, redemption. It isn’t a fairytale; rather, Kline created a work of authenticity—a work about struggle and hope and new beginnings. Orphan Train is also a fictional account of a real time in US history in which orphans were relocated to various homesteads in the Midwest. The journeys these children had to make involved much more than a train ride and Kline does a brilliant job illustrating what they went through. Orphan Train is a masterpiece in every way and a creative account of a very real time in US history. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book.— Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor
Author: Trivion Books
Trivia-on-Book: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In the 1800’s up to early 1900’s, orphan trains were used to bring orphans and homeless children from the west to the east. They were lucky if the family that adopted them was loving and caring, but unfortunate if the family was not. Vivian Daly, a young Irish immigrant was one of the children who rode the orphan train. As she grew older she hid away everything that reminded her of her past but one day a girl doing community service at Vivian’s opened her past once more. Here, they find out that they're not so different from each other after all... You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: btb Verlag
Ein drückend heißer Sommer in der Kleinstadt Shirley Falls, New England: Der allseits beliebte Mathematiklehrer Mr. Robertson verlässt die Stadt, Isabelle schneidet ihrer sechzehnjährigen Tochter Amy wutentbrannt die langen blonden Locken ab, und Amy wünscht sich weit weg. Sie hält es kaum noch aus, mit ihrer verhassten und doch geliebten Mutter unter einem Dach zu leben. Und Isabelle, die Amy ganz allein großgezogen hat und stets um Anerkennung kämpfte – Isabelle muss sich eingestehen, dass ihre Wut auf die Tochter nicht nur wegen Mr. Robertson so groß ist; sie ist auch neidisch ...
Roman - Der New-York-Times-Bestseller
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Limes Verlag
»Lisa Wingates ergreifender Roman basiert auf verbrecherischen Adoptionen in den USA bis 1950.« (FÜR SIE) Der Dauer-New-York-Times-Bestseller, von den Goodreads-Lesern zum besten historischen Roman 2017 gewählt! Ein bewegender Roman über das kraftvolle Band, das Geschwister verbindet, über verborgene Geheimnisse und ihre heilende Wirkung, wenn man sie endlich lüften darf ... Ihre Geschichte beginnt an einem schwül-heißen Sommerabend im Jahr 1939, doch erst über 70 Jahre später wird sie erzählt werden können — aber davon weiß Avery Stafford noch nichts. Für sie hat das Leben keine Geheimnisse. Bis sie eines Tages auf die 90-jährige May Crandall trifft. Die Fremde erkennt ihr Libellenarmband, ein Familienerbstück, und sie besitzt ein Foto von ihrer Großmutter. Was hat May mit ihrer Familie zu tun? Avery stößt schon bald auf ein unglaubliches Geheimnis, das sie zurück in ein dunkles Kapitel ihrer Familiengeschichte führt ... Memphis, Tennessee, 1939: Die zwölfjährige Rill Foss und ihre vier Geschwister leben mit ihren Eltern in einem Hausboot auf dem Mississippi. Als die Kinder eines Tages allein sind, werden sie von angeblichen Beamten in ein Waisenaus gebracht. Rill hat ihren Eltern versprochen, auf ihre Geschwister aufzupassen. Ein Versprechen, das sie auf keinen Fall brechen will, aber es wird ihr alles abverlangen, vielleicht mehr als sie geben kann ... Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman, inspiriert von einer wahren Geschichte.
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag
Zwei Frauen, die die Welt verändern Die elfjährige Sarah, wohlbehütete Tochter reicher Gutsbesitzer, erhält in Charleston ein ungewöhnliches Geburtstagsgeschenk – die zehnjährige Hetty »Handful«, die ihr als Dienstmädchen zur Seite stehen soll. Dass Sarah dem schwarzen Mädchen allerdings das Lesen beibringt, hatten ihre Eltern nicht erwartet. Und dass sowohl Sarah als auch Hetty sich befreien wollen aus den Zwängen ihrer Zeit, natürlich auch nicht. Doch Sarah ahnt: Auf sie wartet eine besondere Aufgabe im Leben. Obwohl sie eine Frau ist. Handful ihrerseits sehnt sich nach einem Stück Freiheit. Denn sie weiß aus den märchenhaften Geschichten ihrer Mutter: Einst haben alle Menschen Flügel gehabt ...
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Author: G Whiz
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Author: Christina Baker Kline
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” --Kristin Hannah From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. "Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.
Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
Großes amerikanisches Erzählkino Jack Griffin wollte niemals werden wie seine Eltern. Seit dreißig Jahren ist er verheiratet, hat eine wohlgeratene Tochter und wurde nach seiner Karriere als Hollywood-Drehbuchautor Professor an einem kleinen College im Nordosten. Doch nun ist er Mitte fünfzig und erkennt, dass ihn die Lebensmuster seiner wunderbar scheußlichen Eltern längst eingeholt haben. Der Pulitzer-Preisträger Richard Russo, der in den USA schon seit Langem zu den bedeutenden Schriftstellern zählt, zeigt in seinem facettenreichen Roman, dass wir den Rollenbildern, denen wir zu entfliehen suchen, niemals ganz entkommen: Wir wiederholen sie – oder verkehren sie in ihr Gegenteil. ›Diese alte Sehnsucht‹ führt ebenso unterhaltsam wie kunstvoll vor, dass Familie dort ist, wo uns das Schlimmste, aber auch das Beste geschieht. »Eine romantische Komödie aus der Lebensmitte, voller Humor und Zuversicht.« The Guardian
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...
An Orphan Train Novella
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House
Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them. Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him--plans that may include this feisty socialite?