Christina Baker Kline

1 Orphan Train

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-04-02
Description :  The #1 New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017.<br /><br />Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of 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 to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World.<br /><br />“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer<br /><br />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 pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?<br /><br />As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. <br /><br />Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. <br /><br />Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

2 Sweet Water

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-11-09
Description :  From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.<br /><br />Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City.&#xa0; When she receives a call from a magistrate in Sweetwater, TN, telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change.&#xa0; She moves into the house where her mother, Ellen, was born—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.<br /><br />From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory had left behind.&#xa0; As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to understand the desperate measures the human heart is capable of.

3 The Way Life Should Be

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.<br /><br />Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened.&#xa0; She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.<br /><br />On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food.&#xa0; But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be.

4 A Piece of the World

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-02-21
Description :  INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /><br />"A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” <br /><br />--Kristin Hannah<br /><br />From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. <br /><br />"Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." <br /><br />To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. <br /><br />As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. <br /><br />Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

5 Desire Lines

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-02-01
Description :  From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about friendship and the memories that haunt us—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.<br /><br />On the night of her high school graduation, Kathryn Campbell sits around a bonfire with her four closest friends, including the beautiful but erratic Jennifer.&#xa0; “I’ll be fine,” Jennifer says, as she walks away from the dying embers and towards the darkness of the woods. She never came back.<br /><br />Ten years later, Kathryn has tried to build a life for herself, with a marriage and a career as a journalist, but she still feels the conspicuous void of Jennifer’s disappearance. When her divorce sends her reeling back to the Maine town where she grew up, she finds herself plunged into a sea of memories.&#xa0;With nothing left to lose, she is determined to answer one simple question: What ever happened to Jennifer Pelletier?

6 Bird in Hand

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-11-24
Description :  From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.<br /><br />Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.<br /><br />It was dark. It was raining.&#xa0; It was just an accident.&#xa0; On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down.&#xa0;<br /><br />When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything.&#xa0;And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.

7 Vivian's Choice: An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-12-13
Description :  Since the publication of her smash international bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline has met with countless readers and book clubs and is often asked the same question about a key decision one of her protagonists makes in&#xa0;Orphan Train. Christina has longed to write a scene in which she clarifies Vivian’s motivations. Now, in this newly released scene and within the book itself, she gives her readers new insights into Vivian’s thoughts and feelings behind that fateful decision.

8 Orphan Train Girl

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Coming of Age 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year-old woman.<br /><br />Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era.&#xa0;This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups. <br /><br />Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly’s forced to help an a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary.&#xa0;<br /><br />But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers.<br /><br />Soon Molly sees they have more in common than she thought. Vivian was once an orphan, too—an Irish immigrant to New York City who was put on a so-called "orphan&#xa0;train" to the Midwest with hundreds of other children—and she can understand, better than anyone else, the emotional binds that have been making Molly’s life so hard.<br /><br />Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

9 El tren de los huérfanos

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-05-04
Description :  <b>Una novela cautivadora inspirada en hechos históricos que nos habla de pérdidas, de segundas oportunidades y de amistad inesperada que ha deslumbrado a más de un millón y medio de lectores en Estados Unidos. </b><br /><br />Entre 1854 y 1929, los llamados trenes de huérfanos partieron regularmente de las ciudades de la Costa Este de Estados Unidos hacia las tierras de labranza del Medio Oeste, llevando miles de niños abandonados cuyos destinos quedarían determinados por la fortuna o el azar. ¿Serían adoptados por una familia amable y afectuosa, o se enfrentarían a una adolescencia de trabajo duro y servidumbre?<br /><br /><b>La inmigrante irlandesa Vivian Daly fue uno de esos niños, enviada por ferrocarril desde Nueva York hacia un futuro incierto a un mundo de distancia.</b> Ahora, muchas décadas más tarde, Vivian es una anciana que lleva una vida tranquila y apacible en la costa de Maine, y los acontecimientos de su infancia se han convertido en un recuerdo vago. Sin embargo, en arcones de su desván se ocultan vestigios de un pasado turbulento. Molly Ayer, una joven de diecisiete años, sabe que cumplir con un servicio a la comunidad ayudando a una anciana viuda a ordenar sus trastos es lo único que puede salvarla de terminar en un centro de menores. Pero a medida que Molly ayuda a Vivian a revisar sus recuerdos y posesiones, descubre que ambas tienen mucho en común. Molly, una india Penobscot que ha pasado su adolescencia entrando y saliendo de casas de acogida, también ha sido educada por desconocidos y tiene preguntas sobre su pasado de las que aún no ha obtenido respuesta.<br /><br /><i>El tren de los huérfanos</i> es una novela sobresaliente que, gracias al boca a boca y las recomendaciones delos libreros, se convirtió en <i>best seller</i> en Estados Unidos y todavía se mantiene entre los libros más vendidos.<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Una historia conmovedora sobre la pérdida, la capacidad de adaptación y el valor, narrada con compasión y delicadeza.»<br /><i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />«Una de las novelas más impresionantes que he leído jamás.»<br /><i>Naples Daily News</i><br /><br />«Una novela emocionante y cautivadora.»<br /><i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />«Kline construye una historia dramática y emotiva a partir de un poco explorado rincón de la historia estadounidense.»<br /><i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /><br />«Atrapa el corazón y la mente.»<br /><i>Romantic Times</i><br /><br />«Admirable.»<br /><i>Cleveland Plain Dealer</i>

10 Always Too Soon

Author : Allison Gilbert & Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-02-24
Description :  While the death of a parent is always painful, losing both is life-altering. When author Allison Gilbert lost both parents at age 32, she could not find any books that spoke to her with the same level of compassion and reassurance that she found in the support group she belonged to, so she decided to write one of her own. The result is a sensitive and candid portrayal of loss that brings together experiences from famous and ordinary grief-stricken sons and daughters that explores the regrets, heartache and sometimes, relief, that accompanies pain and healing.<br /><i>Always Too Soon</i> provides a range of intimate conversations with those — famous and not — who have lost both parents, providing readers with a source of comfort and inspiration as they learn to negotiate their new place in the world. Contributors include Hope Edelman, Geraldine Ferraro, Dennis Franz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Yogi Berra, Rosanne Cash, and&#xa0;Ice-T, as well as those who lost parents to the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center bombings, drunk driving, and more.

11 Barna fra toget

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-10-19
Description :  En gripende fortelling om et uvanlig vennskap.&#xa0;<br /><br /> 17 år gamle Molly Ayer har bodd i tolv forskjellige fosterhjem. Hun er blitt jult opp, hun har måttet sove i en iskald vinterhage, og en fosterfar lærte henne å rulle jointer. Nå har hun blitt dømt til samfunnsstraff for å stjele en bok på biblioteket. Hun skal hjelpe en eldre kvinne med å rydde på loftet.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Vivian Daly er 91 år gammel og kjenner seg igjen i unge Molly. Hun ble tidlig foreldreløs etter at hele familien døde i en brann. Sammen med hundrevis av andre barn ble hun satt på et tog i New York og fraktet til Midtvesten. Alt ble tatt fra henne, til og med navnet hennes. Siden har hun forsøkt å fortrenge det vonde hun måtte gjennomgå.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Mens de sorterer eiendeler på loftet, vekkes gamle minner til liv. Molly bestemmer seg for å hjelpe Vivian med å finne svar på spørsmålene som har tynget henne hele livet ...&#xa0;<br /><br /> «En av de sterkeste bøkene jeg noen gang har lest … Jeg anmoder deg, nei, bønnfaller deg om å velge denne boken neste gang. Du kommer til å snakke om den i årevis!» Naples Daily News (FL)&#xa0;<br /><br /> «Fengslende … En inderlig sidevender om to kvinners søken etter røttene sine.» Publishers Weekly&#xa0;<br /><br /> « ... en dramatisk, følelsesladd fortelling fra en forsømt del av den amerikanske historien.» Kirkus Reviews&#xa0;<br /><br /> «En engasjerende historie om tap, tilpasning og mot … Med empati og finfølelse presenterer Kline et lite kjent kapittel i amerikansk historie, og trekker paralleller til vårt moderne fosterhjemssystem.» Library Journal&#xa0;<br /><br /> «En skatt.» Huffington Post&#xa0;<br /><br /> «Dette er en varm, givende og inspirerende historie.» The New Maine Times Book Review&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>En internasjonal bestselger!</b>

12 Un rincón en el mundo

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-10-18
Description :  <b>La autora de <i>El tren de los huérfanos</i> ofrece una historia inolvidable, inspirada en un cuadro tan fascinante como misterioso.</b><br /><br />Para Christina Olson, el mundo se reducía al lugar donde había nacido: la granja familiar en Cushing, un pequeño pueblo costero de Maine. Aquejada por una enfermedad que le producía una creciente incapacidad, parecía destinada a una vida limitada. Sin embargo, durante más de dos décadas Christina fue la inspiración del artista Andrew Wyeth, quien la retrató en uno de los cuadros más conocidos del siglo XX en Estados Unidos.<br /><br />Con una prosa evocativa y lúcida, <i>Un rincón del mundo</i> <b>revela a la mujer de carne y hueso detrás de esa misteriosa joven que parece arrastrarse sobre una pradera, con su cuerpo vuelto hacia una casa en lo alto de una colina.</b><br /><br />Christina Baker Kline, que emocionó a más de dos millones de lectores con su novela <i>El tren de los huérfanos</i>, vuelve a entrelazar realidad y ficción para ofrecernos la historia de la singular relación de una mujer que se resistió a ser definida por su enfermedad, con uno de los más destacados artistas de su tiempo.

13 Sieroce pociągi

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-07-17
Description :  <b><i>Sieroce pociągi</i></b><b> to pasjonująca historia o przyjaźni, poszukiwaniu bliskości i swojego miejsca w świecie. </b><br /><br /> Molly Ayer zostaje przyłapana na kradzieży książki z biblioteki. Staje przed wyborem: kilka miesięcy w poprawczaku lub praca społeczna – uporządkowanie strychu leciwej wdowy. Dziewczyna wybiera drugą opcję i trafia do domu Vivian Daly. Nie spodziewa się tego, co przyniesie jej los…<br /><br /> Na początku XX wieku, tysiące samotnych dzieci wywożono „sierocymi pociągami” z głodującego Nowego Jorku na farmy Środkowego Zachodu USA. Vivian była jednym z nich. Kobieta próbowała wymazać z pamięci trudne lata, jednak kufry na strychu przechowały świadectwa jej przeszłości.<br /><br /> Wizyty Molly przywołują wspomnienia wielu tragicznych wydarzeń, porzucenia, wyobcowania. Pomimo różnicy wieku kobiety zaprzyjaźniają się ze sobą, odkrywając że ich losy i charaktery nie są tak różne, jak mogłoby się wydawać. Obydwie spędziły dzieciństwo samotnie, na wędrówce z jednego domu zastępczego do drugiego, wychowywane przez obcych ludzi.&#xa0; Obie noszą w sobie wiele pytań dotyczących przeszłości, na które nie znają odpowiedzi…

14 Der Zug der Waisen

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-11-10
Description :  Ein bewegender Roman über ein vergessenes Kapitel der amerikanischen Geschichte<br /><br />New York, 1929: Mit neun Jahren verliert Vivian Daly, Tochter irischer Einwanderer, bei einem Wohnungsbrand ihre gesamte Familie. Gemeinsam mit anderen Waisen wird sie kurzerhand in einen Zug verfrachtet und in den Mittleren Westen geschickt, wo die Kinder auf dem Land ein neues Zuhause finden sollen. Doch es ist eine Reise ins Ungewisse, denn nur die wenigsten von ihnen erwartet ein liebevolles Heim. Und auch Vivian stehen schwere Bewährungsproben bevor ... Erst viele Jahrzehnte später eröffnet sich für die inzwischen Einundneunzigjährige in der Begegnung mit der rebellischen Molly die Möglichkeit, das Schweigen über ihr Schicksal zu brechen.

15 Le cose che non so di te

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-04-02
Description :  Molly ha solo diciassette anni ma una spiccata predilezione per i guai. In affido presso due genitori disarmati, dopo aver rubato Jane Eyre dalla biblioteca della scuola, per punizione è costretta a recarsi ogni pomeriggio a casa dell’anziana signora Vivian per aiutarla nelle pulizie. L’incontro tra le due non è certo dei più promettenti: Molly ha sempre il broncio, si esprime a monosillabi, è piena di piercing e ha due ciocche ossigenate ai lati del viso. Vivian però è una donna speciale a cui la vita ha tolto e regalato tanto: non si fa certo intimidire dall’aspetto di Molly. Giorno dopo giorno, le due scoprono di avere qualcosa di molto profondo che le unisce: anche Vivian infatti è rimasta sola da piccola e, come tanti altri bambini della sua epoca, venne messa sul “Treno degli orfani” per trovare una famiglia che si facesse carico di lei. E quando Molly capisce di poterla aiutare a dipanare il mistero che da tanti anni la perseguita, la scintilla dell’affetto più grande e sincero libererà entrambe. La storia di un’amicizia che incanta e commuove. Christina Baker Kline racconta il miracolo di un cuore grande e generoso.

16 O Comboio dos Órfãos

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2014-06-11
Description :  Em 1929, Nova Iorque é uma cidade vibrante mas cruel para com os mais fracos. O número de órfãos a viver nas ruas multiplica-se. Demasiado visíveis, estas crianças são um incómodo para o qual é encontrada uma solução radical. Em comboios que partem rumo ao interior dos Estados Unidos, os órfãos são amontoados e oferecidos a quem os quiser receber, os seus destinos entregues a desconhecidos, as suas vidas à mercê do acaso. Vivian teve em tempos um lar e uma família. Após o incêndio que matou os seus pais e a deixou só no mundo.

17 Le train des orphelins

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2015-10-01
Description :  ​De l'Irlande des années 1920 au Maine des années 2000, en passant par les plaines du Midwest meurtries par la Grande Dépression, un roman ample, lumineux, où s'entremêlent les voix de deux orphelines pour peindre un épisode méconnu de l'histoire américaine. <br />Entre 1854 et 1929, des trains sillonnaient les plaines du Midwest avec à leur bord des centaines d'orphelins. Au bout du voyage, la chance pour quelques-uns d'être accueillis dans une famille aimante, mais pour beaucoup d'autres une vie de labeur, ou de servitude. <br /> Vivian Daly n'avait que neuf ans lorsqu'on l'a mise dans un de ces trains. Elle vit aujourd'hui ses vieux jours dans une bourgade tranquille du Maine, son lourd passé relégué dans de grandes malles au grenier. <br /> Jusqu'à l'arrivée de Mollie, dix-sept ans, sommée par le juge de nettoyer le grenier de Mme Daly, en guise de travaux d'intérêt général. Et contre toute attente, entre l'ado rebelle et la vieille dame se noue une amitié improbable. C'est qu'au fond, ces deux-là ont beaucoup plus en commun qu'il n'y paraît, à commencer par une enfance dévastée...

18 De föräldralösa

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2015-10-19
Description :  New York 1929. När Vivians familj tragiskt omkommer i en brand sätts hon, tillsammans med många andra föräldralösa barn, på ett tåg. De färdas genom USA och auktioneras ut i städerna de passerar. Allra sist blir 9-åriga Vivian vald och hon sätts snabbt i arbete som sömmerska. Men när depressionen drabbar landet och beställningarna sinar skickas hon vidare. Och vidare. Ska hon någonsin hitta en plats där hon känner sig som hemma? Maine 2011. När 17-åriga Molly tvingas till samhällstjänst, är det droppen för hennes fostermor. Av rädsla för att än en gång behöva flytta går hon med på att städa vinden hos den numera 91-åriga Vivian. Ju mer hon börjar rota bland Vivians gamla saker, desto tydligare inser Molly att de har mer gemensamt än hon någonsin kunnat ana.

19 Trenul orfanilor

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-12-09
Description :  #1 Bestseller: New York Times, USA Today, Toronto Star<br /><br />Între anii 1854 și 1929, așa-numitele „trenuri ale orfanilor“ străbăteau în mod regulat distanța dintre orașele de pe Coasta de Est și ținuturile din Midwest, ducând mii de copii abandonați, a căror soartă avea să depindă doar de noroc. Urmau să fie adoptați de o familie iubitoare sau aveau să îndure o copilărie plină de lipsuri?<br /><br />De origine irlandeză, Vivian Daly a fost un astfel de copil, trimis cu trenul de la New York City către un viitor nesigur. Mai târziu, Vivian se întoarce în est și duce o viață liniștită. Dar în podul casei sale, ascunse în valize, se află vestigiile unui trecut dureros.<br /><br />Atunci când, ca să scape de casa de corecție, adolescenta Molly Ayer se angajează s-o ajute pe Vivian să facă ordine în pod, se dovedește că cele două femei nu sunt atât de diferite pe cât par.<br /><br />Trenul orfanilor este o poveste zguduitoare despre schimbare și curaj, despre noi începuturi și prietenii dintre cele mai neașteptate.<br /><br />Kline descrie memorabil legătura dintre Molly, tânăra cu probleme emoționale din pricina criticilor neîntrerupte a căror țintă a fost, și Vivian, care își vede propria copilărie nefericită reflectată în rebela Molly. O poveste profund impresionantă, adusă la suprafață din negurile trecutului. – Kirkus Reviews<br /><br />„Nimeni nu mă compătimește pentru că mi-am pierdut familia. Fiecare dintre noi are propria lui poveste tristă; altfel n-am fi aici. Sentimentul general e că e mai bine să nu vorbim despre trecut, că uitarea ne va aduce cel mai repede alinarea. Societatea pentru Ajutorare ne tratează ca și cum ne-am născut în momentul în care am fost aduși la ei, ca și cum, precum fluturii care ies din cocon, ne-am lăsat în urmă viața dinainte și, cu voia Domnului, vom începe în curând o viață nouă.“

20 Un frammento di mondo

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-09-13
Description :  La prima volta che si vedono è a casa di Christina. È una bella giornata di luglio e Andrew Wyeth è un giovane artista esile e sorridente, che bussa alla porta della fattoria in cerca di un po’ d’acqua per diluire i colori. Tra loro scatta subito qualcosa di speciale: il pittore è completamente ammaliato da Olson House e dai suoi singolari abitanti. Blocco sotto al braccio e pennelli in mano, Andy torna molte altre volte, da solo o con la moglie, per ritrarre quella casa piena di fascino, popolata da antichi ricordi e misteriose leggende. Christina vive sola col fratello, in un mondo piccolo nel quale il suo corpo fragile e ferito può orientarsi a occhi chiusi. Così diversi, Andy e Christina, eppure così simili: due spiriti curiosi, vivaci e resilienti, tra cui nasce un’intensa amicizia. Andy spezza la monotonia delle sue giornate, apprezza l’intelligenza e l’arguzia di Christina senza mai compatirla per il suo handicap fisico. Ma, soprattutto, è l’unico a chiederle davvero: «Chi è Christina Olson?», e a rimanerle vicino tanto a lungo per scoprirlo. La risposta è immortalata nel dipinto a lei dedicato. Quello che diventò uno dei quadri americani più famosi di tutti i tempi. <br /><br />Baker Kline dà voce a questa donna emblematica e misteriosa in un capolavoro che intreccia finzione e verità storica. Un romanzo capace di evocare un piccolo frammento di mondo dai sentimenti universali.

21 Die Farben des Himmels

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2018-05-14
Description :  Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.



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