Book Club March Pick: Orphan Train

POSTPONED: Meeting will now be held on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30pm.
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The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for their March meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30 pm (new date!). Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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