Donna is Molly’s birth mother. She is white and comes from a low-income background. During Molly’s childhood, she worked at a mini-mart. She gave Molly presents and arranged fun activities, but her struggle with depression sometimes led to her neglecting Molly. After the death of Molly’s father, Donna developed a problem with drugs and ended up in jail. Molly soon lost contact with her.
Donna Ayer / Molly’s Mother Character Timeline in Orphan Train
The timeline below shows where the character Donna Ayer / Molly’s Mother appears in Orphan Train. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20: Spruce Harbor, Maine, 2011
...mother celebrated with ice cream sandwiches and a Sara Lee cake from the mini-mart where Molly’s mother worked. Her mom called Molly’s father repeatedly, angry that he hadn’t remembered. After Molly went... (full context)