What Orphan Train Teaches Us about the Past and the Present: Christina Baker Kline will briefly read from her novel Orphan Train and discuss what the immigration experience of the past can teach us about the experience of immigrants today. She will present a slide show on the history of her topic and answer questions about her research and writing process. A book-signing will follow. Open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Christina Baker Kline is a novelist, nonfiction writer and editor. In addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Orphan Train, her novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water. Kline is co-editor, with Anne Burt, of a collection of personal essays called About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror; and co-author, with her mother, Christina Looper Baker, of a book on feminist mothers and daughters, The Conversation Begins.