Montclair Public Library and Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles”

Montclair Public Library and the Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles” Registration: Will open in mid August Admission: $11 (can be used toward the purchase of “The Exiles” at watchung booksellers in Montclair Platform: GoToWebinar (similar to Zoom but with additional features).

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 4 p.m., the 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 conversation series, with a conversation with Christina Baker Kline about her 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.

Christina Baker KlineA #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.

Christina’s new novel “The Exiles” goes on sale August 25, and Christina is available for interview about both her Open Book / Open Mind appearance and the book, which is already receiving critical acclaim:

“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)

“The Exiles” and Christina’s other books will be available for sale by our partner, watchung booksellers, and for free download on MPL’s Libby by OverDrive platform. In addition to borrowing from the library, please consider supporting the authors and watchung booksellers by buying books in these difficult, uncertain times.

Montclair Public Library and the Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles” Registration: Will open in mid August Admission: $11 (can be used toward the purchase of “The Exiles” at watchung booksellers in Montclair Platform: GoToWebinar (similar to Zoom but with additional features).

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