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Orphan Train de Christina Baker Kline
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Orphan Train (2013 original; edició 2013)

de Christina Baker Kline (Autor)

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Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns 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. 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.… (més)
Membre:mccoydanzel
Títol:Orphan Train
Autors:Christina Baker Kline (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow (2017), 278 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:***
Etiquetes:historical fiction, realistic fiction, non fiction

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Orphan Train de Christina Baker Kline (2013)

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This book reads like a YA novel. It is funny that I read it right after I finished the Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and these two books couldn't be more different. Where the Russian tome is extremely long, thin on events and heavy on character dialogue, conversation and study, this one is short, and the "event" features as the main driver of the story while the characters are just serving as its results.

The history about the Orphan Train is interesting but I found the characters a bit on the exaggerated side. There are twin strands to the story. A modern-day young girl, who had a difficult childhood as a foster child and is close to ageing out of the foster care system. She faces some time of community work with an elderly lady, and an unlikely friendship develops when they discover the common threads that binds them. Vivian was also an orphan who arrived from the East Coast on the Orphan Train.

Some of the secondary characters were stereotypical, like the foster mother in the modern story. The last scenes in the book were something from a soap-opera. The writing is good but not spectacular. In all the story relies heavily on the drama of the orphan's life. The earlier years in Vivian's life (born Niamh in Galway Ireland) were most authentic and telling, and they alone carry the book.

One idea that I found interesting, is how people living in the worst of squalor found easy to look down and make racist comment on the poor little Irish girl. It is something that is difficult to understand logically, yet it always occurs in societies where the weak pries on the weaker and the weaker takes advantage of the weakest. ( )
  moukayedr | Sep 5, 2021 |
Good. Like Water for Elephants. ( )
  avdesertgirl | Aug 22, 2021 |
maybe I shouldn't have started reading so late at night... that's a dangerous game to play with a good book. I couldn't put it down! ( )
  SamBortle | Jul 23, 2021 |
Kudos to Ms. Kline. For the most part, this book moves seamlessly between the formative years of two orphans: poor Molly Ayer (Maine, 2011) and wealthy Vivian Daly (Minnesota, late 1920s-1930s.) Molly has 50 hours of community services for the theft of a library book, and assists Vivian in organizing her attic, as she goes through the boxes of her life. Naturally, the two bond in a strong way as they discuss their struggles to adapt to changing families, etc. 4.5 stars. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Engaging story, great premise, fascinating history, and good characters. The execution is a bit clunky, though, with everything tied up in slightly too-neat packages, and a predictability that made it seem more like a YA book at times than adult fiction. It is worth reading for both adults and teens, though, and I hope that teens do read it. The orphan train children's stories are instructive and timely as the U.S. faces the current issue of how to handle the influx of refugee children from Central America, and the author includes interesting historical information and research at the end of the book. ( )
  CaitlinMcC | Jul 11, 2021 |
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Christina Baker Klineautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Almasy, JessicaNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fröhlich, AnneÜbersetzerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Guerrero, JavierTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jansen, JanineDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kerner, Jamie LynnInterior Designautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Metaal, CarolienTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sævold, Ann-MagrittOvers.autor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Thieme, Britt-Marieautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Toren, SuzanneNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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In portaging from one river to another, Wabanakis had to carry their canoes and all other possessions. Everyone knew the value of traveling light and understood that it required leaving some things behind. Nothing encumbered movement more than fear, which was often the most difficult burden to surrender.
-Bunny McBride, Women of the Dawn
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Christina Looper Baker,
who handed me the thread,
and Carole Robertson Kline,
who gave me the cloth.
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I believe in ghosts.
Through her bedroom wall Molly can hear her foster parents talking about her in the living room, just beyond her door.
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"...you can't find peace until you find all the pieces."
– I learned long ago that loss is not only probable but inevitable. I know what it means to lose everything, to let go of one life and find another. And now I feel, with a strange, deep certainty, that it must be my lot in life to be taught that lesson over and over again.
Her hand flutters to her clavicle, to the silver chain around her neck, the Claddagh charm – those tiny hands clasping a crowned heart: love, loyalty, friendship – a never-ending path that leads away from home and circles back.
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Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns 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. 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.

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