“Orphan Train” author Christina Baker Kline’s visit kicked off February and March events
Fresh off a huge turnout for two presentations featuring author Christina Baker Kline and her book, “Orphan Train,” Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources has more than a month of related programs planned as part of its 2015 One Book One Community event.
The mission of One Book One Community is to bring people together to discuss the selected book, and Baker Kline’s visit was only the curtain-raiser to more than a month of programs (see the Events tab above related to “Orphan Train” and its subject matter. The upcoming schedule includes: Continue reading
Watch excerpts of Christina Baker Kline’s appearance at Selby Library on scgovFYI:
More about The One Book for 2015
The 2015 One Book for Sarasota County is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
Kline’s absorbing new novel…is a heartfelt page-turner about two women finding a sense of home. Seventeen-year-ol Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer has spent most of her life in foster care. When she’s caught stealing a copy of Jane Eyre from the library, in an effort to keep the peace with her stressed foster parents, she ends up cleaning out elderly Vivan Daly’s attic. Molly learns that Vivan was herself an orphan, an Irish immigrant in New York who was put on the OrphanTrain in the late 1920s and tossed from home to home in Minnesota. The growing connection leads Molly to dig deeper into Vivian’s life, which allows Molly to discover her own potential and helps Vivian rediscover someone she believed had been lost to her forever… (Publishers Weekly, February 2013)
Download the One Book One Community Reading Group Guide (PDF, 2pp.).
Learn more about Orphan Train by exploring the links below:
- Christina Baker Kline’s website, christinabakerkline.com
- Orphan Train Book Trailer on YouTube
- PBS American Experience program “The Orphan Trains”
- CBS News’ “The Orphan Train” photo gallery
- National Orphan Train Complex website, orphantraindepot.org
- NPR’s “After Tragedy, Young Girl Shipped West on ‘Orphan Train'”
- USA Today interview with Christina Baker Kline: “‘Orphan Train’ on surprise trip up the best-seller list”
- Huffington Post Books’ The Blog review: “52 books, 52 weeks, Week 17: Riding the ‘Orphan Train'”