From the Book Jacket
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant historical novel that captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope of a trio of women's lives - two English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl - in nineteenth-century Australia.
From the Discussion
"This is the best book I’ve read in 2020. I inhaled it in two days. I loved this great story built on historical facts. It was very informative about the British prisoners that were sent to Australia and so relevant to events that are going on today. I’ve read all of Ms. Kline's books and love her stories but The Exiles was the best yet!" - CandaceF
"I loved this book. I learned about a time period and people I knew nothing about. The book was written and paced in a way that kept my interest the entire time. I will be recommending it!" - LeslieH
"I loved the book very much, although it was often a bit agonizing to read. It makes me even more curious about the time period and the people who lived it, and I think that's what a good historical novel does. It makes us thirsty to know more facts." - Gloria
"It reads as historically accurate but didn't feel like nonfiction. I would love to visit some of the museums that are mentioned at the end. The characters were great and really came to life. Like pauj, I didn't know that women prisoners were sent to Australia as well. One funny note is that this is the fourth book I've read this year set in Tasmania, I think fate is telling me to go there!" - ColoradoGirl
"The action is non-stop and the story takes unpredictable turns. I have already recommended this book to several people; this is something I only do when a book is truly interesting. The characters are strong women; something I can appreciate at this time in this country." - Tired Bookreader