#1 New York Times Bestseller
Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
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About the Author
A #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her latest novel, A Piece of the World (2017), explores the real-life relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his masterpiece Christina’s World. An instant New York Times bestseller, A Piece of the World was awarded the 2018 New England Prize for Fiction, the 2018 Maine Literary Award, among other prizes. Kline’s 2013 novel Orphan Train about a little-known but significant piece of American history, spent more than two years on the NYT bestseller list, including five weeks at #1, and was published in 40 countries. Hundreds of communities, schools, and universities have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” selection. Both novels have been optioned for film. Kline has written five other novels -- Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Sweet Water, Bird in Hand, and Desire Lines. Additionally, she has written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, and Salon, among other places. A resident of New York City and Southwest Harbor, Maine, Kline serves on the NYC Center for Fiction, the Bar Harbor Jesup Library, and the Roots & Wings (NJ) advisory boards and on the gala committees of the Authors Guild and Friends of Acadia. Her new novel, about Australia’s complicated convict history, will be published in 2020.