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    • Orphan Train

    • A Novel
    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,683

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

    • By Kathi on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Piece of the World

    • A Novel
    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Polly Stone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 830

    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 20 years, she was host to and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wyeth's Vision Comes to Life

    • By Poppy on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Orphan Train Girl

    • The Young Readers' Edition of Orphan Train
    • By: Christina Baker Kline, Sarah Thompson
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it's her attitude that's the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she's had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly's forced to help an elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary. Just another adult to treat her like a troublemaker.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • overall good

    • By Grace on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Way Life Should Be

    • A Novel
    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simple story

    • By Dianna Bogart on 06-09-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Sweet Water

    • A Novel
    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited 60 acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it's time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother, Ellen, grew up - and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story ok. But.

    • By Rockysmom on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Bird in Hand

    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 52

    It was an accident. It was dark, it was raining, Alison had only had two drinks. And the other car ran the stop sign. But Alison finds herself trapped under the crushing weight of grief and guilt, feeling increasingly estranged from her husband, Charlie, who has his own burdens. He's in a job he doesn't love so that Alison can stay at home with the kids (and why isn't she more grateful for that?); he has a house in the suburbs and a long commute to and from the city.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wordy, Contemplative, Sad

    • By Debbie on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Desire Lines

    • A Novel
    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Amanda Troop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    On the night of her high school graduation, Kathryn Campbell sits around a bonfire with her four closest friends, including the beautiful but erratic Jennifer. "I'll be fine," Jennifer says as she walks away from the dying embers and toward the darkness of the woods. She never comes back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Promising beginning, fizzled out at the end

    • By AGR on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Der Zug der Waisen

    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Beate Himmelstoß, Susanne Schroeder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    New York, 1929: Mit neun Jahren verliert Vivian Daly, Tochter irischer Einwanderer, bei einem Wohnungsbrand ihre gesamte Familie. Gemeinsam mit anderen Waisenkindern wird sie kurzerhand in einen Zug verfrachtet und in den Mittleren Westen geschickt, wo die Kinder auf dem Land ein neues Zuhause finden sollen. Doch nur die wenigsten erwartet ein liebevolles Heim. Stattdessen müssen sie als billige Landarbeiter, Haushaltshilfen oder Näherinnen harte Knochenarbeit leisten.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • A Piece of the World

    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Polly Stone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    For decades Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love.

    Regular price: $12.78