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Christina Baker Kline - Author

About the Author

Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train. Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water.

Featured books by Christina Baker Kline

A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

For decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love. Years pass and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...

Other books by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2018

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. This paperback includes: author's note archival photographs from the orphan train era mother-daughter book club questions 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 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 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.

A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

`Graceful, moving and powerful . . . a wonderful story that seems to have been waiting, all this time, for Kline to come along and tell it' MICHAEL CHABON To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family has lived in for generations, and tied to the farm by health and circumstance, Christina seems destined for a small life. Instead, by chance she becomes the inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and eventually the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina's World.

Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

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.

A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

For decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love. Years pass and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...

Piece of the World

Piece of the World

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

'Graceful, moving and powerful . . . a wonderful story that seems to have been waiting, all this time, for Kline to come along and tell it' MICHAEL CHABONFor decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave.As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love.Years pass and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...From the bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN comes a luminous portrait of a woman of grit and grace, as heartwarming as it is gripping. A story that allows the reader to marvel at Andrew Wyeth's iconic portrait from the other side.

Trenul orfanilor

Trenul orfanilor

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2015

#1 Bestseller: New York Times, USA Today, Toronto Starntre anii 1854 E i 1929, aE a-numitele trenuri ale orfanilor"e; strA bA teau n mod regulat distanE a dintre oraE ele de pe Coasta de Est E i E inuturile din Midwest, ducnd mii de copii abandonaE i, a cA ror soartA avea sA depindA doar de noroc. Urmau sA fie adoptaE i de o familie iubitoare sau aveau sA ndure o copilA rie plinA de lipsuri?De origine irlandezA , Vivian Daly a fost un astfel de copil, trimis cu trenul de la New York City cA tre un viitor nesigur. Mai trziu, Vivian se ntoarce n est E i duce o viaE A liniE titA . Dar n podul casei sale, ascunse n valize, se aflA vestigiile unui trecut dureros.Atunci cnd, ca sA scape de casa de corecE ie, adolescenta Molly Ayer se angajeazA s-o ajute pe Vivian sA facA ordine n pod, se dovedeE te cA cele douA femei nu sunt att de diferite pe ct par.Trenul orfanilor este o poveste zguduitoare despre schimbare E i curaj, despre noi nceputuri E i prietenii dintre cele mai neaE teptate.Kline descrie memorabil legA tura dintre Molly, tnA ra cu probleme emoE ionale din pricina criticilor nentrerupte a cA ror E intA a fost, E i Vivian, care E i vede propria copilA rie nefericitA reflectatA n rebela Molly. O poveste profund impresionantA , adusA la suprafaE A din negurile trecutului. - Kirkus ReviewsNimeni nu mA compA timeE te pentru cA mi-am pierdut familia. Fiecare dintre noi are propria lui poveste tristA ; altfel n-am fi aici. Sentimentul general e cA e mai bine sA nu vorbim despre trecut, cA uitarea ne va aduce cel mai repede alinarea. Societatea pentru Ajutorare ne trateazA ca E i cum ne-am nA scut n momentul n care am fost aduE i la ei, ca E i cum, precum fluturii care ies din cocon, ne-am lA sat n urmA viaE a dinainte E i, cu voia Domnului, vom ncepe n curnd o viaE A nouA ."e;

Orphan Train A Novel

Orphan Train A Novel

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Way Life Should Be with Bonus Material

Way Life Should Be with Bonus Material

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2013

For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Christina Baker Kline's The Way Life Should Be with Bonus Material. Plus, receive an excerpt from Christina Baker Kline's new book Orphan Train, available April 2nd. In The Way Life Should Be, Angela Russo finds herself in Maine thanks to a sailing instructor, an impulse, and an idea that in Maine, people live "e;the way life should be."e; But reality on Mount Desert Island is not what she expected. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Relying on the flair for Italian cooking she inherited from her grandmother, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small communityand to connect her heritage to a future she is only beginning to envision.

Child of Mine Writers Talk about the First Year of Motherhood

Child of Mine Writers Talk about the First Year of Motherhood

Author: Christina Baker Kline Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/1997

Child of Mine is a book of original essays that reveal the many faces of motherhood, and which explore the amazing variety of feelings and changes that women go through in the first year of maternity. The essays - by writers including Susan Cheever, Mona Simpson, Sarah Bird, Naomi Wolf, Meg Wolitzer, and many more - address a wide range of concerns, from changes in your marriage to delivery experiences to body image, to the mother/child bond, to ambivalence about breastfeeding. We see an African-American mother who's conflicted about hiring a Jamaican babysitter; we see an urban working mom who's delighted to be back to her job after maternity leave; we see a mother's nightmare journey through a year of her son's colic. In one of the most moving pieces in the book, a mother living in dire poverty in the Vermont backwoods tells of raising her daughter, making do with clothing and toys from the Salvation Army. And we see the adoption experience with all its ups and downs.

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