Guest: Terri Karsten, author….
In 1869, a gutsy girl flees New York City and heads west on an orphan train in a desperate search for a home for herself and her little brother. This is the basis for the meticulously-researched, historical fictional account of young children traveling to find a home on an orphan train in Terri Karsten’s book, When Luck Runs Out. While stories about orphan trains have often been the subject of negative outcomes, this story is about one of the many times the system worked.
On this program, author Terri Karsten describes the realities of the 1860’s, the cultural divisions, unwanted immigrants, homelessness, and bullying. Sound familiar? It is within this background that her fictional story, When Luck Runs Out is based.
When Luck Runs Out can be purchased on terrikarsten.com or on Amazon or at local bookstores.