Update: Happy Birthday Orphan Train!

In two weeks we’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of Orphan Train. In an age where publishers and authors fight to get books more than a couple weeks of attention, this is the kind of experience every author (and publisher) hopes for. Published in trade paper on April 2, 2013, this affecting historical novel started with admiring advance reviews. After a steady garnering of fans, it landed on Indie bestseller lists all over the country. It first hit the NYT bestseller list five months after publication. Eleven months after the original on sale date this March sees it at #1 on the NYT paperback list!

It’s a book club favorite, has been a community reads pick, and is being adopted for high school reading. Kline has spoken in bookstores and libraries all over the country as well as to adoption, foster care and teen support groups. She’s continuing an active schedule of book signings and other appearances in support of the book.

Bookstores, feel free to post any of this content to your social media as we approach the first anniversary of one of the bestselling novels in the U.S.

Finally, there’s rumor that a one year Anniversary book club sweepstakes is coming with the prize being a trip to NYC to visit the Tenement Museum, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. More on that as I learn the details.

Orphan Train (9780061950728) by Christina Baker Kline. $14.99 trade paper original.4/2/13 on sale. 

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