New York Times' Best Selling Author to Appear at Cumberland County College


VINELAND – Christina Baker Kline, author of the New York Times best seller, Orphan Train, is scheduled to make a personal appearance at Cumberland County College’s One Book-One College reading campaign on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Orphan Train tells the story of an Irish immigrant named Vivian and her childhood memories after being sent by train, from New York to an uncertain future.

Orphan trains ran regularly between 1854 and 1929, carrying thousands of abandoned children.  These children would either be adopted by a caring family or their childhood would consist of hard labor and servitude.

Currently in its 12th year, The One Book-One College campaign encourages reading for pleasure, critical thinking, global awareness, and multicultural understanding. The program also unifies the campus and community by discussing relevant book themes.

Admission to the event is free. For more information about the One Book-One College program, call Professor Sharon Kewish at 856.691.8600 and dial extension 1358.

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