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Christina Baker Kline

Auteur de Orphan Train

16+ oeuvres 10,030 utilisateurs 701 critiques 8 Favoris

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Christina Baker Kline was born in 1964 in Cambridge, England. She received a BA in English from Yale University, a MA in literature from Cambridge University, and a MFA from the University of Virginia. Her essays and articles have appeared in several periodicals including The San Francisco afficher plus Chronicle, the Literarian, Coastal Living, More, and Psychology Today. Kline served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011, where she taught graduate and undergraduate creative writing and literature. She also teaches in the Fordham-in-London program at the University of London, Heythrop College. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale Univeristy, NYU, the University of Virginia, and Drew University, and has served as Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the author of several novels including Sweet Water, Desire Lines, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World. She is also the co-editor, with Anne Burt, of About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror and the co-author, with Christina L. Baker, of The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism. She has edited three other anthologies: Child of Mine, Room to Grow, and Always Too Soon. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Œuvres de Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train (2013) 6,234 exemplaires, 456 critiques
A Piece of the World (2017) 1,303 exemplaires, 83 critiques
The Exiles (2020) 945 exemplaires, 84 critiques
The Way Life Should Be (2007) 421 exemplaires, 22 critiques
Sweet Water (1993) 338 exemplaires, 13 critiques
Bird in Hand (2009) 338 exemplaires, 31 critiques
Orphan Train Girl (2017) 175 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Desire Lines (1998) 142 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Directeur de publication — 53 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Scenic Route: A Short Story — Auteur — 24 exemplaires, 1 critique
Exílio 1 exemplaire

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Orphan Train à 2016 Summer Adol Lit (Juin 2016)

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For those that like literary fiction this is the book for you. This is the story of Christina Olson's life. She is the woman who posed for Andrew Wyeth in the famous painting "Christina's World". In the painting she is in the grass, looking towards the house where she lived with her brother. Christina had a disease that in later years, eventually kept her from walking. She would scoot around in a chair in the house or if she went outdoors, she usually crawled. Andrew Wyeth was obsessed with her home, which was large and he took over a bedroom and used it as his studio. It was interesting to learn how Christina coped with her life. She always felt "different" and had trouble making friends and letting people into her life.… (plus d'informations)
 
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dara85 | 82 autres critiques | Jul 8, 2024 |
This was just what I expected it to be. Historical fiction that is easy to read with characters you care about, a straight ahead plot that pulls you along, and a few interesting historical details.

The setting is 19th century Australia, Tasmania actually, when convicts from England are being sent there to serve their sentences. The focus is on female prisoners. Evangeline has been accused of stealing a ring that the son of her wealthy employer gave to her. She is also pregnant with his child. But, he turns a blind eye to the situation, and off to Australia she goes. The story of what happens to her, her child, and a few friends she makes along the way makes the story. There is also a second storyline of a young native girl who is adopted as a curiosity by a wealthy, white couple. The two stories intertwine a bit by the end, but the author sort of misses the mark on trying to connect these two, in my opinion.

I enjoyed this but it wasn't anything special.
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japaul22 | 83 autres critiques | Jul 5, 2024 |
A good listen! I enjoy Christina Baker Kline’s books; this is the 3rd of hers I’ve read. She puts a lot of work into the historical pieces and a lot of thought into the hearts of the fictional characters. I have had the good fortune of visiting Australia and loved every minute of it, so this was an interesting dive into the dark parts of its history. Interesting and well-written.
 
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snewell2 | 83 autres critiques | Jun 24, 2024 |
What a wonderful listen!!!

I have a special place in my heart for the artists Wyeth as my Wyeth was named after them. A little known fact is that Andrew Wyeth’s father, NC Wyeth’s first name was actually Newell, that is what the N stood for! Pretty fun stuff!

I have been to the Olsen House and have taken pictures there and walked around the property (although now I really want to go again!) it is a beautiful area, but it is easy to see how it must have been a lonely place too. A person had to have certain strength to live where Christina did and to care for her family and maintain the house despite her disability. But that strength could easily become hard and dark I can imagine and I think the growth in her character in this story was realistic and beautiful.… (plus d'informations)
 
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snewell2 | 82 autres critiques | Jun 24, 2024 |

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10,030
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Évaluation
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701
ISBN
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