Tuesday, 21 June 2016

"Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

What few people know is that over 200,000 children were transported from the east coast to the Midwest between 1854 and 1929. Many immigrants came to the United States for the search of a better life, but many of those people also died - and their children were sent to different cities and picked by people who gave them a different name and could treat them as servants, not much more. Some were more lucky.

This story is fiction that mirrors the reality. The author has attended the annual meetings of some og these children, now between 90 and 100 years old, made research and then discovered that the life of Irish Pat Thiessen eerily matched much of what she had written.

Definitely worth reading. Sometimes children think more like adults than the adults do themselves, and here is proof.

Tribute to the Swedish translator Britt-Marie Thieme.


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