Christina Baker Kline
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Christina Baker Kline (born 1964) is an award-winning American novelist. She is the author of seven novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train, and has co-authored or edited five non-fiction books. Kline is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship recipient.
She was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Cambridge, the American South, and in Maine. Kline is a graduate of Yale (BA in English), Cambridge University (MA in Literature), and the University of Virginia (MFA), where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing.
- Sweet Water (1993)
- Desire Lines (1999)
- The Way Life Should Be (2007)
- Bird in Hand (2009)
- Orphan Train (2013)
- A Piece of the World (2017)
- Orphan Train Girl (2017)
Set on present-day Mount Desert Island, Maine and in Depression-era Minnesota, Kline's fifth novel, Orphan Train, highlights the real-life story of the orphan trains that between 1854 and 1929 carried thousands of orphaned, abandoned, and destitute children from the East Coast to the Midwest. Since its publication in 2013, Orphan Train has been a bestseller on all the national lists in the U.S.
- The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism (1994), with her mother, Christina L. Baker.
- Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997)
- Room to Grow: Twenty-Two Writers Encounter the Pleasures and Paradoxes of Raising Young Children (1999)
- Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents (2006), with Allison Gilbert
- About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror (2008), with Anne Burt
- "Christina's Bio". Christina Baker Kline web page. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "People - Faculty". Fordham University English Department.
- Kline, Christina Baker (7 December 2016). "A Piece of the World". Kirkus Review. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL by Christina Baker Kline , Sarah Thomson | Kirkus Reviews.
- "After Tragedy, Young Girl Shipped West On 'Orphan Train'". NPR. April 11, 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- Kline, Christina Baker (May 10, 2013). "Hard choice: Going straight to softcover". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- Official website
- USA Today: 'Orphan Train' on surprise trip up the best-seller list
- Forbes Magazine: How A Veteran Novelist Leveraged Target's Sales Clout And The Hidden Power Of The Paperback To Crack The Bestseller List
- Publishers Weekly: With 'Orphan Train,' Author Finds Bestsellerdom Fifth Time Around
- Fargo Forum: Making a Scene: ‘Orphan Train’ author to visit Fargo
- Money: The Best Gift I Ever Bought Myself