Join us for a rousing discussion with New York Times Best Selling Author, Christina Baker Kline.
Christina Baker Kline is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, A Piece of the World, and Orphan Train. 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 luck or chance. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Free copies of Orphan Train will be available prior to the event!
This event has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library, the Janet Malser Humanities Trust, and the Webster Cultural Council.