This blog describes the titles in the Book Club Set Collection currently housed at South Jordan Library. Title entries include a brief summary of each book along with links to the library catalog and reading group guides. Books may be checked out singly or as a set by any Salt Lake County Library Cardholder. Updated November 2017.
The Orphan Train by Christina Kline
When Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster
care system she takes a community service position helping an elderly woman
clean out her home. As she helps Vivian
sort through her possessions and memories, she learns that they aren’t as
different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York
City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children.
Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries
that have haunted her for her entire life. The answers they find free both women
in this powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship,
and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.