Author of ‘Orphan Train’ to Visit UA

Christina Baker Kline

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Christina Baker Kline, author of “Orphan Train,” The University of Alabama’s 2017 Honors College Common Book, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Moody Concert Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Orphan Train,” published in 2013, depicts the relationship between a teenager in foster care and an elderly woman who rode the orphan trains in her youth, traveling from New York to the Midwest, where she was taken in by a series of families.

The book spent more than two years on The New York Times’ bestseller list.

Baker Kline is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including her most recent novel, “A Piece of the World,”  published in 2017. “A Piece of the World” is a fictionalized memoir of Christina Olson, model for the artist Andrew Wyeth.

For more details, contact Alicia R. Browne, director of college relations, Honors College, 205/348-5557 or abrowne@ua.edu.

Source

Alicia R. Browne, director of college relations, Honors College, 205-348-5557, abrowne@ua.edu

Contact

Richard LeComte, media relations, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu, 205-348-3782

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