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Christina Baker Kline

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Cambridge, The United Kingdom
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Nabokov, Flaubert, George Eliot

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A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, Poets & Writers, and Salon.

Born in England and raised in the American South and Maine, Kline is a graduate of Yale (B.A.), Cambridge (M.A
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Christina Baker Kline My new novel -- the one I'm working on now! -- is inspired by an iconic American painting, Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth. It's the story of the w…moreMy new novel -- the one I'm working on now! -- is inspired by an iconic American painting, Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth. It's the story of the woman in the painting. You can see the painting here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christi....(less)
Christina Baker Kline My books are all quite different from each other, though my writing style is recognizable (or so people say!). I've been told that Sweet Water is most…moreMy books are all quite different from each other, though my writing style is recognizable (or so people say!). I've been told that Sweet Water is most similar to Orphan Train. It was my first novel. Maybe start there ... (less)
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Orphan Train

4.17 avg rating — 360,004 ratings — published 2013 — 89 editions
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A Piece of the World

3.86 avg rating — 54,124 ratings — published 2017 — 41 editions
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The Way Life Should Be

3.60 avg rating — 7,865 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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Sweet Water

3.35 avg rating — 6,734 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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Bird in Hand

3.21 avg rating — 4,525 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Orphan Train Girl

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I read, and loved, this book when it first came out nearly 30 years ago; it has always been on my shelf of treasured books. I was honored to be asked to write a blurb for the new edition, coming in June, and I meant every word when I said, "Wise, int ...more
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“I've come to think that's what heaven is- a place in the memory of others where our best selves live on.”
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“I like the assumption that everyone is trying his best, and we should all just be kind to each other.”
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“I learned long ago that loss is not only probable but inevitable. I know what it means to lose everything, to let go of one life and find another. And now I feel, with a strange, deep certainty, that it must be my lot in life to be taught that lesson over and over again.”
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100756 Ask Tara Conklin and Christina Baker Kline! — 177 members — last activity Apr 21, 2014 04:23AM
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