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Orphan Train: A Novel (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Rauer Buchschnitt, 2. April 2013
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“A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage . . . With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster care system.” (Library Journal)
“In ORPHAN TRAIN, Christina Baker Kline seamlessly knits together the past and present of two women, one young and one old. Kline reminds us that we never really lose anyone or anything or--perhaps most importantly--ourselves.” (Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle)
“I loved this book: its absorbing back-and-forth story, its vivid history, its eminently loveable characters. ORPHAN TRAIN wrecked my heart and made me glad to be literate.” (Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys)
“One of the most powerful novels I’ve ever read...I am compelling all of you, even begging you, to make this novel your next read. You’ll be talking about it for years to come!” (Naples Daily News (FL))
“A gem.” (Huffington Post)
“Absorbing...a heartfelt page-turner about two women finding a sense of home...Kline lets us live the characters’ experiences vividly through their skin...The growth from instinct to conscious understanding to partnership between the two is the foundation for a moving tale.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Kline draws a dramatic, emotional story from a neglected corner of American history.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“I was so moved by this book. I loved Molly and Vivian, two brave, difficult, true-hearted women who disrupt one another’s lives in beautiful ways, and loved journeying with them, through heartbreak and stretches of history I’d never known existed, out of loneliness toward family and home.” (Marisa de los Santos, New York Times-bestselling author of Belong to Me and Falling Together)
“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful.” (Ann Packer, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Swim Back to Me)
“Christina Baker Kline writes exquisitely about two unlikely friends . . . each struggling to transcend a past of isolation and hardship. ORPHAN TRAIN will hold you in its grip as their fascinating tales unfold.” (Cathy Marie Buchanan, New York Times-bestselling author of The Painted Girls)
“Christina Baker Kline’s latest wonder, ORPHAN TRAIN, makes for compulsive reading...Meticulously researched and yet full of the breath of life, Kline’s novel takes us on an historical journey where survival depends upon one’s own steely backbone, and the miracle of a large and generous heart.” (Helen Schulman, New York Times-bestselling author of This Beautiful Life)
“A poignant and memorable story of two steadfast, courageous women...A revelation of the universal yearing for belonging, for family, for acceptance and, ultimately, the journeys we must all make to find them.” (Kathleen Kent, New York Times-bestselling author of The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife)
“Reminiscent of Elizabeth Strout’s Amy and Isabel, this Orphan Train carries us along until the stories of these two women become one.” (Mary Morris, author of, most recently, Revenge)
“This superbly composed novel tells two parallel stories of suffering and perseverance, capturing the heart and mind equally and remaining mesmerizing through the intensely heart-wrenching conclusion.” (Romantic Times, Top Pick)
“The intertwined stories in this novel will surely please those looking for a compelling new read.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“One of the most intriguing, tender novels of 2013...This is a warm, satisfying, and inspirational story.” (The New Maine Times Book Review)
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?
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.
Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic 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.
Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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This is the second book I read by this author. I liked the other one, "Sweet Water", even more, but "Orphan Train" is almost as good. I especially like how Christina Baker Kline develops a story, at first only slowly… but then there's this wow effect at the end which makes her novels so special and unforgettable.
The main characters are Vivian, the orphaned train rider who at 91 years of age tells her fascinating story, and 17 year old Molly, also an orphan, who helps old Vivian to clean up her attic. Vivan's story starts in 1929, when 9 year old Vivian (at that time called Niamh) loses her parents and is sent from New York to the Midwest with an orphan train, into an uncertain future. Molly's present time story is told simultaneously. Again, like in "Sweet Water", the author interweaves the stories of an old woman and a young girl. And again, she does it masterly.
The book couldn't consistently enthrall me though. There were some chapters in between which I found a bit tedious, which leads to only 4 points. But the ending is really great! I also shed some tears.
An intriguing story, rich and beautiful language, strong characters… this is a novel one cannot forget so easily.
Interessant ist der Bezug zu heute durch die jüngere Protagonistin, die ebenfalls eine Waise ist. Ein Buch, das sowohl ältere als auch jüngere Leserinnen in seinen Bann zieht.
Im Buch werden die Schicksale von Vivian und Molly erzählt. Beide haben gemeinsam, dass sie ihre Jugend in immer neuen Pfegefamilien in dem Bewusstsein verbracht haben, dass sie ohne Liebe und Zuneigung in dieser Welt leben müssen. Doch für Beide wendet sich das Blatt. Das Buch ist nicht langweilig, aber manche Passagen ziehen sich ziemlich in die Länge. Es war ganz ok und ich bedaure nicht es gelesen bzw. gehört zu haben.
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Das Buch"Orphan Train" ist in einer so kleinen Schrift gedruckt, dass man es nur mit großer Anstrengung lesen kann. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 18 Monaten von Timm Anna veröffentlicht
Nice story about two different centuries and similar stories. Emotional and lots of stuff to think about. Good to have a nice ending.Veröffentlicht am 28. Januar 2015 von Alorac
This is a very nice book, with 2 parallel stories being interwoven. It is about a chapter of American history I knew nothing about but am eager to explore more. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Juli 2014 von Stephan