I could not put this book down! Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, tells the story of two orphans, Vivian and Molly, separated by two generations. Vivian, orphaned in New York City in 1929, was placed on the Orphan Train to the Midwest United States in hopes of finding an adoptive family. Molly, living in a foster home at age 17 present day, is a loner and enjoys keeping people at arms length with her "goth" style. When Vivian and Molly's worlds collide, they find they have much more in common than expected. Each woman helps the other conquer loneliness, isolation, and regret to find family, home, and acceptance. Excellent book!
Close to aging out of the foster care system, Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer takes a community service position helping an elderly woman named Vivian clean out her home and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past. Original. 75,000 first printing.