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• Author :_Jody Hedlund
• Pages :_368 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1441231242
• ISBN-13 :_9781441231246

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• Description : A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance. The son of one of New York City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother's shadow and is determined to win his father's challenge. He doesn't plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though. [...] by Publisher : 'Baker Books'

Orphan Train

2013-04-02 | Fiction

• Author :_Christina Baker Kline
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_006210120X
• ISBN-13 :_9780062101204

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• Description : The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. 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. “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 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 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. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship. [...] by Publisher : 'Harper Collins'

• Author :_Jody Hedlund
• Pages :_352 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_149341481X
• ISBN-13 :_9781493414819

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• Description : Marianne Neumann has one goal in life: to find her lost younger sister, Sophie. When Marianne takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in 1858 New York, she not only hopes to give children a better life but seeks to discover whether Sophie ended up leaving the city on an orphan train. Andrew Brady, her fellow agent on her first placing trip, is a former schoolteacher who has an easy way with the children--firm but tender and funny. Underneath his handsome charm, though, seems to linger a grief that won't go away--and a secret from his past that he keeps hidden. As the two team up placing orphans amid small railroad towns in Illinois, they find themselves growing ever closer . . . until a shocking tragedy threatens to upend all their work and change one of their lives forever. [...] by Publisher : 'Baker Books'

• Author :_Andrea Warren
• Pages :_132 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780618432356
• ISBN-13 :_0618432353

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• Description : Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own. [...] by Publisher : 'Houghton Mifflin Harcourt'

• Author :_Jody Hedlund
• Pages :_96 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1441230041
• ISBN-13 :_9781441230041

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• Description : Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them. Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him--plans that may include this feisty socialite? [...] by Publisher : 'Bethany House'

• Author :_Christina Baker Kline
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0062445960
• ISBN-13 :_9780062445964

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• 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. Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era. This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups. 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. 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. 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 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. Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings. [...] by Publisher : 'HarperCollins'

• Author :_Verla Kay, Ken Stark
• Pages :_32 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780399236136
• ISBN-13 :_0399236139

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• Description : Illustrations and rhyming text tell the story of a sister and two brothers who become orphans, are taken in, and make a journey aboard an orphan train to separate new homes. [...] by Publisher : 'Putnam Publishing Group'

• Author :_Donna Nordmark Aviles
• Pages :_166 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781681112190
• ISBN-13 :_1681112191

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• Description : Holding tight to one another, vowing never to be separated, Oliver and Edward board the Orphan Train, headed west to start a new life. Will their promise prove impossible to keep, or will they find a home together? From 1854-1929, America's Orphan Train Movement relocated over 250,000 homeless and neglected children from East Coast cities, to farming communities in the West. Known at the time as "placing out," it was believed that the children would have a better future in the morally upright home of a Christian farmer. With a success rate of over 80%, this ambitious experiment is now recognized as the beginning of Foster Care in America. Orphan Train To Kansas is the true story of Oliver and Edward Nordmark. Together, the boys traveled from the Children's Village Orphanage in Dobbs Ferry, arriving in Bern, Kansas in search of a home. Their story is one of perseverance, resilience and brotherly love that will leave you with a deeper understanding of this nearly forgotten piece of American history. "It's very American - their journey to find their places in the world. I'm attracted to true stories and this one has a lot of heart - a wellspring of drama, humor and adventure. She's a young writer, new to the craft, and she's able to accomplish that. It's very difficult." --William Rotko, Screenwriter - Breach (Universal Pictures) [...] by Publisher : ''

• Author :_Jody Hedlund
• Pages :_384 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1493416103
• ISBN-13 :_9781493416103

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• Description : Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option. Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he's in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help? [...] by Publisher : 'Baker Books'

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