Since we don’t have a theme for our final meeting in this series, we just get to talk about books in general. I had lots of reading on the veranda time this week. The best book of the week for me was The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Fiction based on fact, it is the story of one woman who was part of the trains of orphans taken out of NY city in the late 1800’s – early 1900’s and given to people who were mostly looking for free labor. I had an opportunity to hear the author speak at the Concord Book Shop a couple weeks ago and she said that while her characters are fictional, nothing happens in the book that didn’t happen to an actual child on the trains.