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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Kline, C (Text) 35178001783524 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/25/2020 Checked out 09/21/2020
Enterprise Public Library FIC Kline (Text) 30001000319550 Adult Fiction Book None 09/03/2020 Checked out 11/03/2020
Harney County Library FIC KLINE (Text) 37720000606764 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 09/10/2020 Checked out 10/16/2020
Hood River County Library FIC KLINE (Text) 33892100574236 Adult New Books Book None 09/24/2020 Checked out 10/15/2020
Ione Public Library 813 KLI (Text) 37843000085217 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/16/2020 Available -
Joseph Public Library F KLI (Text) 30002000259390 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 09/09/2020 Checked out 10/07/2020
OTLD Irrigon Branch F KLI (Text) 37818000375313 Adult Fiction Book None 09/16/2020 In transit -
Ontario Community Library KLINE, Christina Baker (Text) 33330004536068 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 08/31/2020 In process -
Southern Wasco County Library KLIN (Text) 33892006338231 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 08/25/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library KLINE (Text) 33892006621396 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 09/23/2020 Checked out 09/30/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062356345
  • ISBN: 0062356348
  • Physical Description: 371 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.

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Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naïve 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 land. During 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 favors. Though Australia has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, the British government in the 1840s 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 Land. In 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, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Australia > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Exile (Punishment) > Fiction.
Women > Australia > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Penal colonies > Australia > Fiction.
Governesses > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Midwives > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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