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Christina Baker Kline

Autor(a) de Orphan Train

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About the Author

Christina Baker Kline was born in 1964 in Cambridge, England. She received a BA in English from Yale University, a MA in literature from Cambridge University, and a MFA from the University of Virginia. Her essays and articles have appeared in several periodicals including The San Francisco mostrar mais Chronicle, the Literarian, Coastal Living, More, and Psychology Today. Kline served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011, where she taught graduate and undergraduate creative writing and literature. She also teaches in the Fordham-in-London program at the University of London, Heythrop College. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale Univeristy, NYU, the University of Virginia, and Drew University, and has served as Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the author of several novels including Sweet Water, Desire Lines, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World. She is also the co-editor, with Anne Burt, of About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror and the co-author, with Christina L. Baker, of The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism. She has edited three other anthologies: Child of Mine, Room to Grow, and Always Too Soon. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train (2013) 6,133 cópias
A Piece of the World (2017) 1,282 cópias
The Exiles (2020) 928 cópias
The Way Life Should Be (2007) 420 cópias
Bird in Hand (2009) 338 cópias
Sweet Water (1993) 336 cópias
Orphan Train Girl (2017) 173 cópias
Desire Lines (1998) 141 cópias
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Editor — 53 cópias
The Scenic Route: A Short Story — Autor — 21 cópias
Exílio 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Stories from Suffragette City (2020) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias


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Orphan Train em 2016 Summer Adol Lit (Junho 2016)


Its's a good book.
Ferg.ma | outras 80 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |
KIRKUS REVIEWO?Connor (Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, 1996) crafts a vibrant, wide-ranging narrative of Charles Loring Brace?s child-welfare movement, which had a profound influence on America?s treatment of disadvantaged youth.Born in 1826 and raised in a staunchly religious New England household, Brace was seemingly made to serve his fellow human beingsspecifically the homeless children of New York City. He founded the Children?s Aid Society in 1853, and one year later the first load of street kids hoping for job training and perhaps new families steamed toward Dowagiac, Michigan. They were never called ?orphan trains? during Brace?s lifetime; he referred to his practice of sending children to the country to be indentured or (in the best cases) adopted as ?placing out.? In marvelously evocative and eminently readable prose, O?Connor relates an all-American story of explosive urban growth, of families destroyed by a nascent capitalism, of the West?s myths and promises. First-hand accounts from some of the 250,000 orphans who rode the trains between 1854 and 1929 provide a window into this era, and much space is dedicated to the movement?s most stunning successes and failuresÂ¥from John Brady (who became governor of Alaska) to Charley Miller (who was hanged for a double murder). O?Connor balances these stories with a well-constructed chronicle of the ups and downs of the Children?s Aid Society. He also delineates changing perceptions about disadvantaged children that eventually led much of the nation to dismiss Brace as a figurehead for outmoded philosophies. O'Connor?s meticulous research studs the narrative with many marvelous details, from a description of Frederick Law Olmsted?s Staten Island farm to the atmosphere of Brace?s Newsboy?s Lodging House.Extremely engaging history.Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 2001ISBN: 0-395-84173-9Page count: 384ppPublisher: Houghton MifflinReview Posted Online: May 20th, 2010Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2001… (mais)
bentstoker | outras 454 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Page turning beach read.
ellink | outras 5 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
So so good, a fascinating piece of horrible history through some amazing women, great pace for a historical book too!
hellokirsti | outras 80 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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