I just finished reading The Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Kline and it is an amazing book! I really thought that I would finish it last night, but I finally fell asleep around 1 am only to wake early, sneak out and finish it first thing this morning before the hustle and bustle of a Sunday during the Christmas season begins.
It took a little bit to get into the groove of it... it takes place in different times with many different people with a lot of changes in the beginning before settling into a groove that takes you through the rest of the story. It is fiction, historical fiction, about the Orphan Trains that ran from the mid-1850's through the 1930's. These trains took east coast orphans to the Midwest and placed them with families. As I often feel after reading a fictional book about a time in history, I think I might want to read a factual book. However, this book runs the emotional scale and I'm again not up to that so soon. (think Molokai ).
I highly recommend this book!