Montclair Public Library will kick off the Fall/Winter 2020 season of Open Book / Open Mind Online, a live webcast version of the popular, long-running literary series, with Christina Baker Kline in conversation with author J. Courtney Sullivan about Christina's latest book, “The Exiles.” The event is a co-presentation with Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival. After the discussion, audience members can participate in a virtual Q&A session with the author.
Reserve your spot for $11, which can be applied to the price of a signed copy of the book from our partner, local independent bookstore watchung booksellers. You will have up to a week after the event to present your receipt to watchung booksellers and receive your discounted copy of "The Exiles."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including “Orphan Train,” and “A Piece of the World,” Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Additionally, Christina is a beloved longtime former resident of Montclair.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Although men are credited for “discovering” and “taming” Australia, they play a very small role in [“The Exiles,”] this 19th-century-set novel from Kline (“A Piece of the World”), which tells of the women’s stories—not only that of the convicts, but also those who came freely, and, most important, those who were there first—the Aboriginal people. Both uplifting and heartbreaking, this beautifully written novel doesn’t flinch from the ugliness of the penal system but celebrates the courage and resilience of both the first peoples and the settlers who came after, voluntarily or not, to create a new home for themselves and their children.” — Library Journal (starred review)
GET THE BOOK
“The Exiles” and Christina’s other books will be available for sale by our partner, watchung booksellers. You can also borrow them digitally on MPL’s Libby by OverDrive platform or as print books and audiobooks through Montclair Public Library's website with curbside pickup. In addition to borrowing from the library, please consider supporting the authors and watchung booksellers by buying books in these difficult, uncertain times.