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Orphan Train, the 2016 Reading Together selection

Orphan Train

The 2016 Reading Together selection is Orphan Train by bestselling author Christina Baker Kline.

The Author

Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Orphan Train, about a young Irish immigrant who, as a child, is sent away from New York on a train that regularly transported unwanted and abandoned children from the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience. Her previous novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water. Learn more...

Meet the Author: Christina Baker Kline

Christina Baker Kline
  • Monday, March 7, 2016
  • 7 pm - 8 pm
  • Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium, 2432 N Drake Rd
  • Free event. No ticket required.
  • Books may be purchased from Michigan News Agency at this event

About Reading Together »

Reading Together History

The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves, but more importantly about each other and the world around us.

One Book, One Community

By experiencing the same book, hearing the author of that work speak right here in Kalamazoo, and delving deeper into the books' themes, we are able to embrace our similarities and differences from a common point of reference.

Very simply, when we read together, we grow together. 

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