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!
The author of "Bird in Hand" and "The Way Life Should Be" delivers a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: 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.