Maia D'Apliése og hennes fem søstre er samlet i barndomshjemmet Atlantis, et vakkert og tilbaketrukket slott ved Genèvesjøen. De har akkurat fått vite at deres elskede far, den sky mangemillionæren som de bare kaller Pa Salt, er død.
Maia og søstrene hennes ble alle adoptert av Pa Salt som spedbarn, og nå har han etterlatt et spor til hver av dem som skal lede dem tilbake til deres opprinnelige opphav. Maias ledetråd fører henne til den andre siden av kloden, til et forfallent herskapshus i Rio de Janeiro i Brasil.
I Rio i 1927, i byens storhetstid, har Izabela Bonifacios far ambisjoner om at datteren skal giftes inn i aristokratiet. Samtidig er arkitekten Heitor da Silva Costa i gang med det som skal bli den berømte Kristusstatuen, og han skal snart reise til Paris for å finne den rette skulptøren til å fullføre hans store visjon. Den lidenskapelige Izabela lengter etter å se verden, og hun klarer å overbevise faren om å la henne få lov til å følge med arkitekten og hans familie til Europa før hun gifter seg.
I Paris, i Paul Ladowskis atelier og i de livlige kafeene på Montparnasse, møter hun den unge og ambisiøse skulptøren Laurent Brouilly. Dermed vet hun også at livet aldri kommer til å bli det samme igjen.
Lucinda Rileys imponerende fortellertalent kommer til sin fulle rett i dette som er første bok i en ny og imponerende serie på syv bøker, basert på legendene om stjernebildet De syv søstre.
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.
Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.
On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be.
Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.
It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down.
When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.
Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate in Sweetwater, TN, telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change. She moves into the house where her mother, Ellen, was born—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.
From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory had left behind. As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to understand the desperate measures the human heart is capable of.
Para Christina Olson, el mundo se reducía al lugar donde había nacido: la granja familiar en Cushing, un pequeño pueblo costero de Maine. Aquejada por una enfermedad que le producía una creciente incapacidad, parecía destinada a una vida limitada. Sin embargo, durante más de dos décadas Christina fue la inspiración del artista Andrew Wyeth, quien la retrató en uno de los cuadros más conocidos del siglo XX en Estados Unidos.
Con una prosa evocativa y lúcida, Un rincón del mundo revela a la mujer de carne y hueso detrás de esa misteriosa joven que parece arrastrarse sobre una pradera, con su cuerpo vuelto hacia una casa en lo alto de una colina.
Christina Baker Kline, que emocionó a más de dos millones de lectores con su novela El tren de los huérfanos, vuelve a entrelazar realidad y ficción para ofrecernos la historia de la singular relación de una mujer que se resistió a ser definida por su enfermedad, con uno de los más destacados artistas de su tiempo.