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Peek Inside a Book - Orphan Train

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader 
The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


It Begins: 

I believe in ghosts. 

On Page 56:
The Milwaukee Train, 1929

Turning, I catch Dutchy looking at me. 
"You're hair is pretty." I squint at him in the gloom to see if he's teasing, and he looks back at me sleepily.
"That's not what you said a few days ago."
"I said you'll have a hard time."

(this is really page 57 in my edition because page 56 is blank)

This is our April book club selection.  I'm about half way through and I'm really enjoying the stories. 


  1. This story sounds very original, though not much is reveled by extracts. Great that you are enjoying it so far!

    1. It's a really good story, especially when you dig into the history of the orphan trains of the late 20s early 30s.

  2. This is a book that I still need to read!! Happy weekend!

    1. It's another one that I don't know when I would have picked it up if it wasn't for book club.

  3. We read this for a reading challenge last year. It was one of the few books on the list that everyone agreed was a good read.

    1. I'm really enjoying it, I know we're going to have a good discussion at book club this week

  4. I need to read this one. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me


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