“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful.”
- Ann Packer, NYT bestselling author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier and Swim Back to Me
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?Find Out More...
“It is both thrilling and terrifying to read this powerful new novel and think: this could be me. Christina Baker Kline takes us on an intimate journey with her characters, one that brings us dangerously close to the hidden truths about love, trust and friendship.”
- Ellen Sussman
What if something happened that made you question everything you took for granted in your life? Bird in Hand opens with a car accident that disturbs the fragile web of relationships between four people, setting in motion a series of events that changes all of their lives.Find Out More...
“An unassumingly beautiful story of human relationships and self-discovery … with a tremendous payoff.”
Angela is 33 years old and single, stuck in a job she doesn’t love and a life in New office bulletin board is a photo, cut out of a magazine, of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine — a talismanic reminder that there are other ways to live, even if she can’t seem to figure them out.
Angela decides to risk it all and move to Maine, but her new home isn’t quite what she expected. Far from everything familiar, and with little to return to, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up, moving into a tiny cottage and finding work at a local coffee shop. To make friends and make ends meet, she leads a cooking class, slowly coming to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small community, and – perhaps – a way to connect her
heritage to a future she is only beginning to envision.
“A dark, sensual, emotionally charged, highly suspenseful thriller that probes the bleaker side of the human psyche and explores the nature of conflict, trust, passion, and obsession, this gripping story is a must-read.”
Even in late spring, nights in Maine can be cool. On one night in June of 1986, it was cold enough in the woods near Bangor that Kathryn Campbell and her friends built a campfire. They had gathered to celebrate their graduation from high school. Someone brought a guitar. Plastic cups of vodka and orange juice were passed around. The evening was just heating up when Kathryn’s best friend, Jennifer Pelletier, stood up, stretched, and said goodbye. She walked into the darkness of the woods and disappeared. Forever.Find Out More...
“Kline keeps us glued to the page.”
Cassie Simon, an artist living in New York City, is willed a house a sixty acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, by her grandfather, Amory Clyde – a man she never knew, and the last man to see her mother alive. Impulsively, Cassie decides to move to the town where her mother, Ellen, died tragically when Cassie was only three. As soon as she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie begins to discover the artist within herself and uncover a tangle of family secrets that have been kept for nearly twenty five years.Find Out More...