August 2014

What’s New · Meet author Christina Baker Kline

cover of Orphan Train

If you enjoyed the No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train, then stop by the Library. Author Christina Baker Kline will talk about her life and literary works at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Main Library in the Reading Garden Lounge.

Orphan Train is the story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: Vivian Day, a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider, and Molly Ayer, whose troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Kline is a novelist, nonfiction writer and editor. In addition to Orphan Train, her novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water. She served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011 and was an on-staff editor and writing coach at the social networking site

A book signing follows Kline’s talk. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers. This program is sponsored by the Library Programs Fund and the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Friends of the Public Library members get preferred seating by calling 513-369-6035.