For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Christina Baker Kline's The Way Life Should Be with Bonus Material. Plus, receive an excerpt from Christina Baker Kline's new book Orphan Train, available April 2nd. In The Way Life Should Be, Angela Russo finds herself in Maine thanks to a sailing instructor, an impulse, and an idea that in Maine, people live "e;the way life should be."e; But reality on Mount Desert Island is not what she expected. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Relying on the flair for Italian cooking she inherited from her grandmother, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small communityand to connect her heritage to a future she is only beginning to envision.