Victoria Golden

Homeless at age four, he found an extraordinary path through nine decades of U.S. history.

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Victoria Golden is a former public relations writer, editor, and book reviewer, and the author of A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains with William Walters; Independent Photography with photographer Robert Foothorap; and The Readers’ Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites. She lives with her husband in the northern California wine country, where she currently writes fiction.


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This outstanding memoir is a fully-realized treasure.
— Eric McDowell regarding A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains in the US Review of Books. RECOMMENDED by the US Review
I was so moved by A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains and by William’s experiences. He was put on a train with no supervision, no oversight, and given away to the first people who claimed him. A story of heartbreak and resilience...
— Lisa Michaels, author of Grand Ambition, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and Split: A Counterculture Childhood , a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.