- Author: Christina Baker Kline
- Release Date : 2013-04-02
- Genre: Literary
- File Size: 2308305 Bytes
The #1 New York Times BestsellerNow featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming August 2020.“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann PackerBetween 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...