‘Orphan Train’ author set for talk, book signing at Bar Harbor library

Posted July 31, 2013, at 5:45 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: Melinda Rice; 207-288-4245;

Author Christina Baker Kline, who summers in Tremont and has deep year-round family ties on MDI, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. with her critically acclaimed new novel, “Orphan Train,” which blends contemporary and historical storylines as a 17-year-old Penobscot indian finds a kindred spirit while helping a 91-year-old veteran of the orphan trains that took nearly 200,000 immigrant children from East Coast cities to the Midwest. But who is helping whom? The power of this unlikely friendship allows both to confront, and come to grips with, the ghosts of their pasts.

Ms. Baker Kline will read from and talk about “Orphan Train” at the Jesup, and a reception and book signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by Sherman’s Books, and copies of the novel will be available for purchase at the library that night, with part of the proceeds going to the Jesup.

For more information, call Melinda Rice, Director of Marketing & Communications, at the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or e-mail