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Hardcover  Á The Exiles PDF/EPUB ´ The author of theNew 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 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 What a treat to get an early read of this onewhen I have a minute, but loved loved loved 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. 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

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