Who wrote orphan train?

The novel Orphan Train was written by Christina Baker Kline. It was published in 2013 and became a New York Times bestseller. It tells the story of Vivian Daly, an elderly woman who was put on an orphan train as a child, and Molly Ayer, a teenage girl who is court-ordered to perform community service with Vivian. The novel follows Vivian and Molly as they form a bond with each other and discover the secrets of Vivian’s past.

The Orphan Train Movement was a real-life effort to place orphaned children in homes out west. From 1854 to 1929, it is estimated that between 250,000 and 500,000 children were placed in homes through this program. The novel Orphan Train follows the fictional character of Molly Ayer, who is placed with Vivian Daly, an elderly woman who was herself an orphan train rider.

As Vivian and Molly get to know each other, they come to realize that they have more in common than they thought. They both have experienced loss and heartache, but they have also both experienced the love and warmth of a family. In the end, Molly learns that family isn’t just about blood; it’s about the people who love you and care for you. And Vivian learns that it’s never too late to find your home.

Orphan Train is a moving historical fiction novel that explores the themes of family, loss, and love. Christina Baker Kline does an excellent job of bringing readers into the world of the orphan train movement, and she demonstrates how this effort affected not just the children involved, but also the families who took them in. If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and think, then I highly recommend Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.