Thousands of people fell in love with the New York Times bestseller The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Now you can explore her previous books and find even more to love!
About Sweet Water
• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (July 1, 2014)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness
Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother, Ellen, grew up—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.
From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory left behind. As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to discover the desperate measures of which the human heart is capable.
About Desire Lines
• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (August 12, 2014)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about friendship and the memories that haunt us
On the night of her high school graduation, Kathryn Campbell sits around a bonfire with her four closest friends, including the beautiful but erratic Jennifer. “I’ll be fine,” Jennifer says, as she walks away from the dying embers and towards the darkness of the woods. She never comes back.
Ten years later, Kathryn has tried to build a life for herself, with a marriage and a career as a journalist, but she still feels the conspicuous void of Jennifer’s disappearance. When her divorce sends her reeling back to the Maine town where she grew up, she finds herself plunged into a sea of memories. With nothing left to lose, she is determined to answer one simple question: What happened to Jennifer Pelletier?
About The Way Life Should Be
• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (September 16, 2014)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery.
Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.
On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be.
About Bird in Hand
• Paperback: 288 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 14, 2014)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever.
Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.
It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down.
When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.
About Christina Baker Kline
Christina Baker Kline was born in England and raised in Maine. The author of five novels, including the runaway bestseller Orphan Train, Kline has taught literature and creative writing at Yale, New York University, and Fordham. She lives outside of New York City.
Christina’s Tour Stops
Monday, July 28th: Bound by Words
Tuesday, August 5th: Jorie Love a Story
Thursday, August 7th: bookchickdi
Friday, August 8th: Kahakai Kitchen
Monday, August 11th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, August 12th: Bibliotica
Sunday, August 31st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, August 12th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, August 14th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, August 18th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, August 20th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, August 28th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, September 2nd: From the TBR Pile
Monday, September 15th: Jorie Loves a Story
The Way Life Should Be
Tuesday, September 16th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
Thursday, September 18th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, September 22nd: BoundbyWords
Thursday, September 25th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, September 29th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, October 2nd: bookchickdi
Monday, October 6th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, October 8th: Vox Libris
Bird in Hand
Thursday, October 16th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach
Tuesday, October 21st: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, October 23th: Books in the Burbs
Monday, October 27th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, October 30th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, November 3rd: A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, November 7th: BoundbyWords