Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Two women who suffered from early trials brought on by becoming orphans meet and become friends. One is elderly and in need of assistance, the other young and frequently in trouble. In some respects a depressing tale, but certainly a story of the human ability to overcome great obstacles. This is based on true situations involving children, many of whom were children of poor immigrants, who were sent out to foster families who often abused them, and used them as unpaid laborers.
--- submitted by Joan