February 1, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline will visit the Columbus Public Library on Saturday, January 30th at 2pm. Acclaimed for her heartfelt page-turner, Orphan Train, Kline’s novel illuminates a fascinating and forgotten chapter in American History.
Kline’s free public presentation entitled “Orphan Train: A Conversation with Christina Baker Kline” will take you on a not-to-be-missed journey of two women that will capture your heart. Copies of Ms. Kline’s books will be for sale and she will be available to sign her work following her presentation. No advanced reservations are required.
Ms. Kline will also be the keynote speaker for the Saturday Evening Muscogee County Library Foundation Gala. More information about this event is available by calling the Library Main Office at 706-243-2669.
Christina Baker Kline is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and four other novels:Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water. She has written and edited five nonfiction books, including Child of Mine and Room to Grow. In addition to having taught writing and literature at Yale, NYU, Fordham, and Drew, she has worked as an editor and writing coach. She lives with her family outside of New York City.
Orphan Train is 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. Orphan Train was selected as a Target book-club pick and four other national book-club picks, a Costco featured title, and a Goodreads Choice Award, among other accolades, and received a four-star People review.
Since its publication in 2013, Orphan Train has become a #1 international bestseller (5 weeks at #1 New York Times Bestseller, 45 weeks in the top five and #1 on the Globe and Mail list in Canada), and foreign rights have been sold in 30 countries. It is currently in its 20th printing, with more than two million copies in print.