The NOVA Novels Book Club will discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Chinn Park Regional Library.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to ‘aging out’ of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns 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. 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” by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
This free, drop-in program for adults is sponsored by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.
For more information about this program, visit Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA, or call (703) 792-4800; TTY (703) 792-4876 or at our website www.pwcgov.org/library.