Search Results: "Christina Baker Kline"


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ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
Released: April 2, 2013

"A deeply emotional story drawn from the shadows."
Kline (Bird in Hand, 2009, etc.) draws a dramatic, emotional story from a neglected corner of American history. Read full book review >

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SWEET WATER by Christina Baker Kline
Released: June 1, 1993

"Unfortunately, the plot often creaks."
An ambitious but somewhat undercooked southern gothic psychological thriller from first-time author Kline. Read full book review >

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THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE by Christina Baker Kline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Earnestly unoriginal."
A New Yorker moves to Maine in the latest from Kline (Desire Lines, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Baker Kline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"It's thin on plot, but Kline's reading group-friendly novel delivers a character portrait that is painterly, sensuous, and sympathetic."
The real-life subject of an iconic work of art is given her own version of a canvas—space in which to reveal her tough personality, bruised heart, and "artist's soul." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1997

"Think of it as you sneak your two-month-old into the cineplex."
A refreshing essay collection on the two years that flank a baby's birth, from 28 well-known writers, edited by novelist Kline (Sweet Water, 1993). Read full book review >

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ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL by Christina Baker Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Although interesting, this effort may leave readers wishing to explore unplumbed depths. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a young readers' version of Kline's Orphan Train (2013), sixth-grader Molly, a foster child on the coast of Maine, helps an elderly woman, Vivian, sort through boxes of keepsakes in her attic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"But as a collection of discrete stories of a social movement and of the eternal bond of mother and child, this is an impressive book. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing yet comforting overview of the generational passage of feminism that discloses as much about elemental family conflicts as about the future of the women's movement. Read full book review >

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ORP by Suzy Kline
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Released: April 27, 1989

From the author of Herbie Jones, another funny look at kids and their not-so-everyday problems. Read full book review >

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SCRATCHING THE WOODCHUCK by David Kline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Though Kline's thoroughly charming survey of the natural world focuses on the flora and fauna indigenous to Ohio, it has much to teach us about appreciating wild things wherever we happen to be. (four illustrations, not seen) (Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
An Amish farmer's blissful account of the rhythms of nature and work, finding delight in everyday places. ``Sometimes I wonder whether I farm to make a living or whether it is all a front, just an excuse to be out in the fields looking at clouds,'' writes Kline (Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer's Journal, 1990), who works the farm in northwestern Ohio where he grew up. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2005

"For what it is, very funny, very insightful, and very well done. But it would be nice if Kline were a bit less myopic."
A lighthearted intervention into America's discussion about child-care. Read full book review >