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Cappelen Damm
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17 år gamle Molly Ayer har bodd i tolv forskjellige fosterhjem. Hun er blitt jult opp, hun har måttet sove i en iskald vinterhage, og en fosterfar lærte henne å rulle jointer. Nå har hun blitt dømt til samfunnsstraff for å stjele en bok på biblioteket. Hun skal hjelpe en eldre kvinne med å rydde på loftet.

Vivian Daly er 91 år gammel og kjenner seg igjen i unge Molly. Hun ble tidlig foreldreløs etter at hele familien døde i en brann. Sammen med hundrevis av andre barn ble hun satt på et tog i New York og fraktet til Midtvesten. Alt ble tatt fra henne, til og med navnet hennes. Siden har hun forsøkt å fortrenge det vonde hun måtte gjennomgå.

Mens de sorterer eiendeler på loftet, vekkes gamle minner til liv. Molly bestemmer seg for å hjelpe Vivian med å finne svar på spørsmålene som har tynget henne hele livet ...

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«Fengslende … En inderlig sidevender om to kvinners søken etter røttene sine.» Publishers Weekly

« ... en dramatisk, følelsesladd fortelling fra en forsømt del av den amerikanske historien.» Kirkus Reviews

«En engasjerende historie om tap, tilpasning og mot … Med empati og finfølelse presenterer Kline et lite kjent kapittel i amerikansk historie, og trekker paralleller til vårt moderne fosterhjemssystem.» Library Journal

“En skatt.” Huffington Post

"Dette er en varm, givende og inspirerende historie." The New Maine Times Book Review

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About the author

Christina Baker Kline ble født i England og vokste opp i Maine. Les mer om henne på
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Cappelen Damm
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Oct 7, 2016
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Lucinda Riley
Christina Baker Kline
The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017.

Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World.

“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.

Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.


Christina Baker Kline

"A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.”

--Kristin Hannah

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

"Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden."

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Christina Baker Kline
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