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by Christina Baker Kline

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  • ISBN 0736649034
  • ISBN13 978-0736649032
  • Language English
  • Author Christina Baker Kline
  • Publisher Books on Tape (February 2, 2000)
  • Formats azw lrf lit azw
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1528 kb
  • Size Fb2 1990 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 994

Christina baker kline. He liked to stay out late in jazz clubs, she was happy at home curled up with a book. But they believed there was enough to make it work.

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The most impressive houses in Little City are great white confections with elegant slate roofs and full-length windows that line a broad street sloping down toward the river.

Christina Baker Kline. The most impressive houses in Little City are great white confections with elegant slate roofs and full-length windows that line a broad street sloping down toward the river. The Campbell house, several blocks over, is modest in comparison. When Kathryn was growing up, their neighbors were young families and retired couples who puttered together in their flower gardens on summer mornings and sat on clean-swept porches all afternoon, alternately dozing and keeping a lookout for trouble.

Christina Baker Kline. Why had she been so unwilling to read between the lines? FINE, Kathryn’s sophomore-year college roommate, a psychology major, had yelled at her one time, frustrated at Kathryn’s unwillingness to open up. Fucked-up, insecure, Neurotic, Emotional-yeah, you’re fine, you lying bitch.

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Christina Baker Kline (born 1964) is an American novelist. Kline is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship recipient. She was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Cambridge, the American South, and in Maine. Kline is a graduate of Yale (BA in English), Cambridge University (MA in Literature), and the University of Virginia (MFA), where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing.

This item:Desire Lines: A Novel (. Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including the New York Times bestseller Orphan Train as well as A Piece of the World

This item:Desire Lines: A Novel (. Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including the New York Times bestseller Orphan Train as well as A Piece of the World. She lives outside New York City and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine. Learn more about Christina at ww. hristinabakerkline. She sits outside on the deck under a green-and-white striped umbrella and watches the activity on the river and at the tables nearby. Next to her, a man and a very pregnant woman are holding hands How about Leonardo? That. Next to her, a man and a very pregnant woman are holding hands How about Leonardo? That’s a strong name, Kathryn overhears the woman sa. he man shakes his head. I’m holding out for Buck. There’s a loud whoop from the other end of the deck, seven or eight college guys raising their pint glasses in a toast. I’ll have what they’re having, Kathryn tells the cute, ponytailed waiter. Is she flirting with him? She isn’t sure.

I love Christina Baker Kline's books. I believe with reading this one, I have read all her fiction to date! Fabulous story teller. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about friendship and the memories that haunt us-includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

A New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Orphan Train, A Piece of the World, and Tin Ticket (9/2020), Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have been awarded the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other accolades, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as One Book, One Read selections.

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This was the second book I've read by this author (I'm currently working on the fourth). That would imply, I suppose, that I like her writing. And I do. Basically. I usually find her writing to be excellent, her story-telling such that it draws the reader in, her characterization good enough to let me know who people are by their actions rather than by just being told what kind of people they are. But I had the same complaint about Desire Lines that I had with the first book of hers that I read (The Way Life Should Be): I felt I got dumped at the end of the story, that loose ends weren't tied up, that conflicts weren't really resolved, and that I didn't get satisfactory answers to the questions Baker Kline so carefully crafted to make us care about the story. I won't be a spoiler by saying what happened in the disappointing ending to this story, but it would be hard to do that anyway because it really didn't explain anything to find out whodunnit because we never learned why the person did it or how. Maybe real life is like that. Maybe we don't get to neatly tie up all the loose ends in our lives by the end of our stories. Maybe we die without explanations for all the mysteries in our lives. But this is a BOOK, not real life, and as a reader, I felt cheated out of the satisfaction of being able to close the book and say, "Oh, I get it, now it makes sense." So while I still think Christina Baker Kline is an excellent writer, knows how to use language to tell her story, knows how to create three-dimensional characters, etc., I do not think she's especially good at coming up with endings for her stories or motives for her characters' often odd behavior. I keep buying her books because I keep expecting better from her, but she's not going to get too many more chances from me.
Kathryn, newly divorced, no job, no real direction, goes back home, Bangor, Maine, to figure where her life in headed. After she finds out her class will be holding their tenth HS reunion. She starts researching articles and police reports to see if she can find out what happened to her best friend, Jennifer, who disappeared graduation night ten years earlier. I found the book a joy to read, as well as suspenseful. The relationships while the six were in high school, the belief that they had known the missing Jennifer so well, and the realization as they get together, that they really didn't even know one another as well as they had remembered, kept me reading. In the process of finding out what happened to Jennifer, Kathryn begins to discover who she is.
The concept of this book was interesting. 10 years ago, Jennifer Pelletier walked home from her high school graduation and was never seen again. Fast forward 10 years: Jennifer's newly divorced best friend Kathryn returns home, a week before her 10th year High School reunion. Kathryn, a freelance writer, is asked to write a few articles on the cold case of her friend's disappearance.

It took 7 slow chapters before I was able to get into the actual storyline. Unfortunately the characters in this story appear to be in an emotional time warp of adolescent behaviors. There is predictable depression but little insight or hope. The conclusion holds no surprises and many loose ends. This is an earlier book by the author of the Orphan Train so there is definitely hope for future reads.
I was disappointed in "Desire Lines". Two other books by Kline, "Orphan Train" and "The Way Life is supposed to be", I have greatly enjoyed, but this one is depressing with the main character, Kathryn, as well friends and family, constantly ruminating over and discussing why her friend, Jennifer disappeared when they were in high school. Another irritating aspect of the book is the endless pages with only a single horizontal line of letters running down the middle. Is that supposed to represent the "desire lines"? I did read the whole book, however. The ending was the only interesting part in my opinion.
This is my first book by Christina Baker Kline but it won't be the last. This is a story about a young woman who comes home to Bangor, Maine after losing both her marriage and her job. I don't think that I would be exaggerating if I described her as lost. After arriving in Bangor, Kathryn is asked to write a series of articles for the local newspaper about a girl named Jennifer who left her friends on graduation night to walk home and was never seen or heard from again.

The person who asks her to write these articles is a former classmate who is now an editor at the newspaper and along with Kathryn was a part of a close group of 6 friends who went through school together. Jennifer was also a part of this group and Kathryn viewed her as her best friend. It was this group that Jennifer left to walk home on graduation night 10 years prior never to be seen again.

This book held my interest throughout and it didn't escape my attention that it could be said that both women could be deemed as lost. Although I guessed who and how the story would end rather early on it didn't stop me from enjoying the journey the author took me on.

Some have said that this was very average read but I would disagree. Give this book a try. I think it is well worth your time!
I enjoyed this book, which I wasn't sure I would. I normally don't read mysteries, but since I read Orphan Train and enjoyed it immensely, I decided to give this a try by the same author. I'm glad I did. It's almost like a late coming of age story with a mystery wrapped in it. Kathryn has never quite gotten over her best friend's disappearance on the night of their high school graduation. Even if she doesn't realize it, it is stunting her adulthood. The story follows Kathryn's life as 10 years later she is still attempting to carry on her life. I would definitely recommend this book to others.