This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#51 Orphan Train

I needed this book. After struggling through my last book this was a page turner. I finished it in just over 24 hours time.
Molly and Vivian would seem to be unlikely friends, Molly age 17 and Vivian age 91 they are placed together for Molly to complete 50 hours of community service. As they work together they find their lives have taken very similar paths.
From1854 to 1929 orphans from New York were loaded on trains and taken to the mid-west where families would pick children from the train to be farm hands, house help or the lucky ones were chosen to be raised and loved as their own. Vivian is not one of the lucky ones.
Molly has jumped from foster home to foster home and is about to be kicked out of her present one.
These two unlikely friends find that they have a lot to learn from one another.

Favorite quotes:

“I like the assumption that everyone is trying his best, and we should all just be kind to each other.” 

“So is it just human nature to believe that things happen for a reason - to find some shred of meaning even in the worst experiences?” 

“It is good to test your limits now and then, learn what the body is capable of, what you can endure.” - this quote actually made me think of Mandy :)

“you can’t find peace until you find all the pieces.

“you are only as interesting as you are useful to someone”

1 comment:

  1. I love all those quotes! Such a good book. Thanks for thinking of me, that does sound like me.