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Christina Baker Kline (born 1964) is an American novelist. She is the author of seven novels, including Orphan Train, and has co-authored or edited five non-fiction books. Kline is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship recipient. Background She was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Cambridge, the American South, and in Maine. She is a graduate of Yale (BA in English), Cambridge University (MA in literature), and the University of Virginia (MFA), where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in fiction writing. Teaching career Kline served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011, where she taught graduate and undergraduate creative writing and literature. Works Fiction Sweet Water (1993) Desire Lines (1999) The Way Life Should Be (2007) Bird in Hand (2009) Orphan Train (2013) A Piece of the World (2017) Orphan Train Girl (2017) The Exiles (2020)Orphan Train Set on present-day Mount Desert Island, Maine and in Depression-era Minnesota, Kline's fifth novel, Orphan Train, highlights the real-life story of the orphan trains that between 1854 and 1929 carried thousands of orphaned, abandoned, and destitute children from the East Coast to the Midwest. Since its publication in 2013, Orphan Train has been a bestseller on all the national lists in the U.S. Non-fiction The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism (1994), with her mother, Christina Looper Baker.As editor Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) Room to Grow: Twenty-Two Writers Encounter the Pleasures and Paradoxes of Raising Young Children (1999) Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents (2006), with Allison Gilbert About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror (2008), with Anne BurtMe Too campaign As part of the #MeToo campaign, in late October 2017, Baker Kline penned an essay published by Slate magazine in which she accused former president George H. W. Bush of inappropriately touching her and telling an inappropriate joke while she posed for a photo with him during an April 2014 event benefiting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She further stated that the driver who chauffeured her (and had "introduced herself as a friend of the Bush family"), overheard her tell the story to her husband and requested that she remain "discreet" about the incident. Baker Kline stated in her essay that the driver's reaction made her suspicious that her case was not unique, thinking that "the people around President Bush were accustomed to doing damage control," and the #MeToo campaign confirmed her suspicions. References External links Official website USA Today: 'Orphan Train' on surprise trip up the best-seller list Forbes Magazine: How A Veteran Novelist Leveraged Target's Sales Clout And The Hidden Power Of The Paperback To Crack The Bestseller List Publishers Weekly: With 'Orphan Train,' Author Finds Bestsellerdom Fifth Time Around. Discover the Christina Baker Kline popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Christina Baker Kline books.

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  • Caroline and the Raider synopsis, comments

    Caroline and the Raider

    Linda Lael Miller

    Holding her lovely head high, Wyoming schoolmistress Caroline Chalmers did what no lady should: she marched right into the local saloon to see the dashing and reckless Guthrie Haye...

  • Shotgun Bride synopsis, comments

    Shotgun Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    One ranch. Three sons. Only one will inherit, and on one condition.In the second novel in the New York Times bestselling McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, Kade McKettrick is determined n...

  • Daughter of Australia synopsis, comments

    Daughter of Australia

    Harmony Verna

    An orphan girl's epic journey to womanhood takes her across the worldand back to the man she lovesin this sweeping novel of early twentiethcentury Australia.Western Australia, 1898...

  • Bird in Hand synopsis, comments

    Bird in Hand

    Christina Baker Kline

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how the...

  • Secondhand Bride synopsis, comments

    Secondhand Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    The third installment in the New York Times bestselling McKettrick Cowboys series follows the youngest McKettrick brother as he and his estranged love cross paths after discovering...

  • Ein Zug voller Hoffnung synopsis, comments

    Ein Zug voller Hoffnung

    Viola Ardone

    Warmherzig und unvergesslich: Wie ein Junge aus armen Verhältnissen das Glück in der Musik findet – der Überraschungsbestseller aus Italien!Neapel, 1946: Der 7jährige Amerigo lebt ...

  • Lily and the Major synopsis, comments

    Lily and the Major

    Linda Lael Miller

    Back by popular demand: The first novel in the romantic Orphan Train trilogy, Lily and the Majorthe beloved historical classic about a woman who must choose between her family and ...

  • The Tumbling Turner Sisters synopsis, comments

    The Tumbling Turner Sisters

    Juliette Fay

    For fans of Orphan Train and Water for Elephants, a compelling historical novel from “one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal). Set against the turbulent backd...

  • The Foundling synopsis, comments

    The Foundling

    Ann Leary

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good House, the “harrowing, gripping, and beautiful” (Laura Dave, New York Times bestselling author) story of two friends, raised ...

  • Emma And The Outlaw synopsis, comments

    Emma And The Outlaw

    Linda Lael Miller

    Despite her unconventional upbringing she'd been adopted off the orphan train by the local "madam" Emma Chalmers was the most prim and proper young lady in all of Whitneyville. W...

  • Kid Moses synopsis, comments

    Kid Moses

    Mark R. Thornton

    This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nineyearold survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for somethi...

  • High Country Bride synopsis, comments

    High Country Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    In this first novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, three brothers are in a race against time to inherit their father’s ranch.One ranch....

  • Looking for Jane synopsis, comments

    Looking for Jane

    Heather Marshall

    This “clever and satisfying” (Associated Press) #1 international bestseller for fans of Kristin Hannah and Jennifer Chiaverini follows three women who are bound together by a longl...

  • The Bright Unknown synopsis, comments

    The Bright Unknown

    Elizabeth Byler Younts

    A sparkling search for answers, family, and a place to call home.Pennsylvania, 1940s. The only life Brighton Friedrich has ever known is the one she has endured within the dreary w...

  • Lily and the Octopus synopsis, comments

    Lily and the Octopus

    Steven Rowley

    A national bestseller combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, “Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read ...