Moving between contemporary maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship. . 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.
A penobscot indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, too, and she, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, has unanswered questions about the past. Returning east later in life, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, Vivian leads a quiet, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur.
Orphan Train: A Novel #ad - The #1 new york times bestsellernow 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.
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Orphan Train GirlHarperCollins #ad - 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, forgiveness, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, and new beginnings.
. 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. Most of the time, but after being shipped from one family to another, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience.
Orphan Train Girl #ad - Vivian asks molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers. Soon molly sees they have more in common than she thought. Molly ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. 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.
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WindfallenAvon #ad - The breathtaking art deco house perched above the shoreline of the well-ordered village of Merham seems to stand still throughout the years. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of Me Before You, the basis for the major motion picture, comes a breathtaking drama of two women whose lives entwine through a lovely English seaside house.
For lottie swift, Arcadia has always been magical. It has never changed, youth, and it will forever be fixed in her mind as a symbol of adventure, but Lottie's fate and fortune have been inextricably linked with that of the beautiful house, not really, and of loves lost and gained. Fleeing a broken relationship and now facing being a single mother, Daisy finds refuge in the house, and something more—a love she thought she would never know again and a friendship unlike any she’s experienced before.
Windfallen #ad - . Even as her life—and the house—fall into disrepair. Years later another young woman comes to Merham. A designer hired to make over the now-empty Arcadia, Daisy Parsons seeks a new beginning, as Lottie once did.
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A Piece of the World: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - 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. He thought i wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind.
Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. 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.
. 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. Instant new york times bestseller"a must-read for anyone who loves history and art. Kristin hannahfrom the #1 new york times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, passion, and art, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
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The Lost Vintage: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Sweetbitter meets the nightingale in this page-turner about a woman who returns to her family's ancestral vineyard in Burgundy to study for her Master of Wine test, a forgotten relative, and uncovers a lost diary, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II. ".
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And bridget finds a new, unexpected calling.
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Wench: A Novel P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart. Usa today . Jones’s the known world as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. Wench 'wench n. But when mawu, comes along and starts talking of running away, as fearless as she is assured, things change.
When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, wench explores, page-turning, and wholly original novel, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery.
Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. From middle english “wenchel, ”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses.
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To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters.
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Lilac Girls: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - But caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. New york times bestseller • for readers of the nightingale and sarah’s key, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, and second chances.
New york socialite caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters. Publishers weekly “Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrück.
Lilac Girls: A Novel #ad - Kirkus reviews“inspired by actual events and real people, cowardice, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, and cruelty of those days. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.
. Martha hall kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten. Lisa see, unsettling, new york Times bestselling author of China Dolls “Profound, and thoroughly .
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Before We Were Yours: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.
. Based on a notorious true-life scandal. Memphis, 1939. A poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets. People“sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. The blockbuster hit—a new york times, usa today, and publishers weekly bestsellerfor readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking and complex tale about two families, Wall Street Journal, two generations apart .
Before We Were Yours: A Novel #ad - . But when avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Born into wealth and privilege, a handsome fiancé, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, and a lavish wedding on the horizon.
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The Way Life Should Be: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - She is single in new york city, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of orphan train, risk, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, comes a novel of love, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, and more.
Angela can feel the clock ticking. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it. On a hope and a chance, angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food.
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Where the Crawdads SingG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.
The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.
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So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl. But kya is not what they say.
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