The September Darlington Gals Book Club meeting will take place September 8th at Denise Fortson's residence, 103 Sonoma Circle beginning at 6:30 PM. This month's book is "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.
Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances from Christina Baker Kline, author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian 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 whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.
Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
The August Darlington Gals Book Club meeting will take place August 4th at Julie Parks' residence, 101 Carthage Court. This month's book is "Mississippi Whispers" by Alexis Heflin.
A dark rainy night, an abandoned bullet-ridden car, no body, and no explanation. . . Buddy Heflin was a young charmer of a man and Alexis fell head over heels in love with him in 1960s Mississippi. Soon they had two small boys and the typical struggles of young married life. As Buddy descended into a world of questionable activities and dangerous associations, Alexis tried to hold the family together. Then suddenly, Buddy was gone. His abandoned car was found, but questions just led to more questions and no answers. Rumors and innuendo surrounded Buddy's disappearance but eventually the investigators moved on and the case grew cold. For everyone except Alexis. This is the story of one woman's determination to find out what happened to the father of her children and finally put the Mississippi Whispers to rest.