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The Author Of The New York Times Bestseller Orphan Train Returns With An Ambitious, Emotionally Resonant Novel That Captures The Hardship, Oppression, Opportunity And Hope Of A Trio Of Women S Lives In Nineteenth Century AustraliaSeduced By Her Employer S Son, Evangeline, A Na Ve Young Governess In Early Nineteenth Century London, Is Discharged When Her Pregnancy Is Discovered And Sent To The Notorious Newgate Prison After Months In The Fetid, Overcrowded Jail, She Learns She Is Sentenced To The Land Beyond The Seas, Van Diemen S Land, A Penal Colony In Australia Though Uncertain Of What Awaits, Evangeline Knows One Thing The Child She Carries Will Be Born On The Months Long Voyage To This Distant LandDuring The Journey On A Repurposed Slave Ship, The Medea, Evangeline Strikes Up A Friendship With Hazel, A Girl Little Older Than Her Former Pupils Who Was Sentenced To Seven Years Transport For Stealing A Silver Spoon Canny Where Evangeline Is Guileless, Hazel A Skilled Midwife And Herbalist Is Soon Offering Home Remedies To Both Prisoners And Sailors In Return For A Variety Of FavorsThough Australia Has Been Home To Aboriginal People For Than , Years, The British Government In The S Considers Its Fledgling Colony Uninhabited And Unsettled, And Views The Natives As An Unpleasant Nuisance By The Time The Medea Arrives, Many Of Them Have Been Forcibly Relocated, Their Land Seized By White Colonists One Of These Relocated People Is Mathinna, The Orphaned Daughter Of The Chief Of The Lowreenne Tribe, Who Has Been Adopted By The New Governor Of Van Diemen S LandIn This Gorgeous Novel, Christina Baker Kline Brilliantly Recreates The Beginnings Of A New Society In A Beautiful And Challenging Land, Telling The Story Of Australia From A Fresh Perspective, Through The Experiences Of Evangeline, Hazel, And Mathinna While Life In Australia Is Punishing And Often Brutally Unfair, It Is Also, For Some, An Opportunity For Redemption, For A New Way Of Life, For Unimagined Freedom Told In Exquisite Detail And Incisive Prose, Tin Ticket Is A Story Of Grace Born From Hardship, The Unbreakable Bonds Of Female Friendships, And The Unfettering Of Legacy


10 thoughts on “The Exiles

  1. Meg Clayton Meg Clayton says:

    What a treat to get an early read of this onewhen I have a minute, but loved loved loved


  2. Fiona Davis Fiona Davis says:

    The Exiles is truly a work for these times, about the abuse of power and how the voices of the less powerful will not be ignored Original, meticulously researched, and perfectly crafted One of the best books I ve read all year.


  3. Linden Linden says:

    This novel highlights that the mid 19th century was not kind to women A na ve vicar s daughter is seduced by a wealthy cad, falsely accused of several crimes, and goes from the infamous Newgate prison, to her sentence as a convict transported to Australia An aboriginal orphan amuses the wife of an Australian governor, and is taken into their home She s dressed up and shown off until she no longer amuses them, then is sent away without another word The convict women being transported suffer a This novel highlights that the mid 19th century was not kind to women A na ve vicar s daughter is seduced by a wealthy cad, falsely accused of several crimes, and goes from the infamous Newgate prison, to her sentence as a convict transported to Australia An aboriginal orphan amuses the wife of an Australian governor, and is taken into their home She s dressed up and shown off until she no longer amuses them, then is sent away without another word The convict women being transported suffer at the hands of some cruel people on their ship There is quite a bit of cruelty in this story So much death, lying, and unkindness made it hard to read at times well written but depressing Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC


  4. Amanda Ward Amanda Ward says:

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this magnificent book It s a sweeping historical love story with women at its center just fantastic


  5. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    I was so excited to have received an advanced copy of this as Christina Baker Kline is one of my favorite authors Once again she has created a literary sensation Ive noticed that there is not a lot of contemporary historical fiction set in Australia, so I was thrilled to read about both the plight of prisoners exiled from England, as well as the aboriginal people Kline is an exquisite writer who paints pictures of both the well drawn characters and the harsh settings, which include the portra I was so excited to have received an advanced copy of this as Christina Baker Kline is one of my favorite authors Once again she has created a literary sensation Ive noticed that there is not a lot of contemporary historical fiction set in Australia, so I was thrilled to read about both the plight of prisoners exiled from England, as well as the aboriginal people Kline is an exquisite writer who paints pictures of both the well drawn characters and the harsh settings, which include the portrayal of the brutal conditions of both the English and Australian prisons, as well as the hardships the prisoners faced on the former slave ship as they journey from England to the prison colony known today as Tasmania Kline has obviously done extensive research and has turned it into what will be a huge 2020 hit in the historical fiction genre.Many thanks to Edelweiss, Netgalley, William Morrow and Christina Baker Kline for my complimentary e copy ARC in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own


  6. Bonnie Friedman Bonnie Friedman says:

    Christina Baker Kline is an incredible storyteller She knows how to make you forget the world you currently are in and carry you off into the lives of her characters I did not want this book to end It s compulsively readable, but it s also somehow larger than itself the way certain soulful songs are That is, it s haunting it s quickly paced, it has stunning but not frilly language and it has sharp details, and an ambitious scope that made me want to read very fast and very slow at once A Christina Baker Kline is an incredible storyteller She knows how to make you forget the world you currently are in and carry you off into the lives of her characters I did not want this book to end It s compulsively readable, but it s also somehow larger than itself the way certain soulful songs are That is, it s haunting it s quickly paced, it has stunning but not frilly language and it has sharp details, and an ambitious scope that made me want to read very fast and very slow at once And it all accrued into a vision of big impact, the way my favorite novels do I actually didn t know about the convict ships that carried women some of whom are guilty if they are of very minor crimes off on a months long journey across the sea from Britain to settle Australia Nor did I know about the strange to me places that awaited them And the opportunities for kindness and beauty even amidst sometimes keen deprivation This is a story of dispossession and reorientation, and of great character and spiritual growth conveyed through the ordinary details of life I know I ll remember the characters yes, this seems silly to say before the book is even published, but I actually do know this Evangeline, Olive, Ruby, but most of all Malthinna My imagination and life feels bigger, having read this novel I have purposely not given the plot twists away because the novel isn t out yet but there are some I guarantee you that will take your breath away and leave you amazed at the sheer nerve and beauty of what s on the page More than once I thought, is a novel allowed to do that This is truly both a relatable and memorable book, and I don t know how the author pulled that off


  7. Anne Burt Anne Burt says:

    Such a powerful read I couldn t stop The women who narrate The Exiles are unforgettable characters and Christina Baker Kline has inhabited this world so fully with her lush prose Kline is a marvelous writer I knew almost nothing about the history of women prisoners sent to Australia from Great Britain before The Exiles The book comes out in September, I was lucky to read it in advance of publication Definitely on my list of favorites for 2020


  8. Jo Dervan Jo Dervan says:

    This historical fiction book begins in 1840 in Tasmania when Mathinna, an Aboriginal child, was taken from her stepfather to live with the British Governor and his wife About the same time, Evangeline, a young governess in London, was accused of stealing a ring that had been given to her by the adult son of her employer Evangeline reacted to the accusation by pushing another servant down the stairs So she was tried and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in Tasmania She and several other wome This historical fiction book begins in 1840 in Tasmania when Mathinna, an Aboriginal child, was taken from her stepfather to live with the British Governor and his wife About the same time, Evangeline, a young governess in London, was accused of stealing a ring that had been given to her by the adult son of her employer Evangeline reacted to the accusation by pushing another servant down the stairs So she was tried and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in Tasmania She and several other women were loaded onto a former slave ship for the 4 month trip to Australia Evangeline was pregnant by the son who gave her the ring but he was on holiday when she was arrested and knew nothing about the pregnancy Evangeline made two friend on the journey but she also made an enemy of one of the sailors, a former ex convict She gave birth onboard to a daughter Hazel and Olive, Evangeline s friends, help with the baby who was named Ruby after the ring her father gave Evangeline The story goes on to explain about conditions in women s prisons in Australia and how it was possible to work outside the prison as well as earn an early release if the prisoner s skills were in demand by local people The Governor s wife s efforts at turning Mathinna into a cultured child were successful as the girl learned to speak English and French fluently as well as subjects taught to other British children However Mathinna soon found herself forgetting about her heritage and dead parents The author has done extensive research into British convicts transport to Australia and what life was like for them after they arrived from halfway across the globe It seems that after the import of convicts ended in 1868, the Australian people worked to forget this sordid part of their national heritage They are less willing to talk about the inhuman people treatment of the Aboriginal people as well Today 20% of the Australian population are descendants of convicts from Britain The Australian Aboriginals comprise 3.3% of the population today even though they were the only inhabitants of the Australian continent when the British arrived History buffs as well as those who are interested in learning about women s struggles, will find this a good read Anyone else looking for a good story will enjoy it as well I received this ARC from the publisher and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review


  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline is an excellent historical fiction novel that takes place mostly early 1840s and focusses on the transport of female convicts from England to Tasmania I knew about the transport of prisoners to North America and Australia in general, but not about the female population to Tasmania It was fascinating and heartbreaking to see women that were unjustly imprisoned, falsely accused, and excessive punishments for minor infractions ripped away from their lives, fa The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline is an excellent historical fiction novel that takes place mostly early 1840s and focusses on the transport of female convicts from England to Tasmania I knew about the transport of prisoners to North America and Australia in general, but not about the female population to Tasmania It was fascinating and heartbreaking to see women that were unjustly imprisoned, falsely accused, and excessive punishments for minor infractions ripped away from their lives, families, and loved ones to be transported on repurposed slave ships to the other side of the world against their will Many did not even make it I learned so much from this book on this blight in history I was also crushed and appalled to see what the British did to the inhabitants and Aborigines that were displaced and negatively affected from the expansion of the British citizens and expansion of the empire onto these lands What happened to so many is just unspeakable I also truly loved and enjoyed this treasure of a story I loved the alternating sections that put the reader into the minds and thoughts of different women This book elicited so many emotions disbelief, heart break, sadness, happiness, worry, and suspense I went through so many of these experiences in the course of reading these women s stories Without giving away the plot and surprises for fellow readers, I will just have to say that I loved the storyline, the characters, and especially the ending.I truly enjoyed all of the main characters as well as the cast of secondary characters Evangeline, Ruby, Hazel, Maeve, Dr Dunne, Mathinna, and Olive I enjoyed their complexities, flaws, and transformations as the story progressed This was truly an amazing book that I am sure will end up being my favorite of the year It has everything history, real events, excellent story and characters, surprises, and a knowledge gained Whatcould a reader ask for 5 5 stars Beyond Amazing Thank you William Morrow HarperCollins for this excellent ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to myand BN accounts upon publication


  10. Kim McGee Kim McGee says:

    A naive governess in love is thrown into Newgate Prison for stealing an heirloom ring Pregnant and alone she is then sentenced and put on a convict ship bound for Australia The women who befriend her, the doctor who does his best and a crew member who has it in for her all shape her story Meanwhile, a young aboriginal girl is taken from her island home to live with the Governor and his wife as a social experiment The appalling lack of humanity the British had for the native population and th A naive governess in love is thrown into Newgate Prison for stealing an heirloom ring Pregnant and alone she is then sentenced and put on a convict ship bound for Australia The women who befriend her, the doctor who does his best and a crew member who has it in for her all shape her story Meanwhile, a young aboriginal girl is taken from her island home to live with the Governor and his wife as a social experiment The appalling lack of humanity the British had for the native population and the convicts is jaw dropping A fascinating story that doesn t try to glorify or romanticize the treatment of both convicts or the islanders and another winner for Christina Baker Kline For fans of THE THORN BIRDS and THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN, this is an illuminating story in Australia s history My thanks to the publisher for the advance copy