Today I have a review of an historical fiction title. This was last months book club read. My real-world book club overall enjoyed the title and we had lots of good discussion on it. If you've already read Orphan Train, I'm sure you have a few opinions and questions. I've included a video of Christina Baker Kline answering the most popular book club questions that she receives.
Release Date: October 28, 2014 (first published 2013)
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: Hardcover: 288 pages | Audio Length: Approx 8.5 hours
Narrators: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction
Review Date: July 29, 2015
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from "aging out" of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.
Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.
The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life - answers that will ultimately free them both.