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  • February 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The book for this month is 'The Orphan Train' by Christina Baker Kline.

Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances from Christina Baker Kline, author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.

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.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

 

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  • Sharon

    See you Tuesday. Thank you!

    February 13, 2014

  • Mary

    You're always welcome! Please join us... It's fine!

    February 12, 2014

  • Sharon

    My bad - I waited until today to get the book and now NO ONE has it. Even if I reserve it when it comes back, that won't be until the 26th! So what is your official policy on attending meetings if you have not even started the book? I'd like to join you for the social outing if that's ok.

    February 12, 2014

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