The Who The Hell Are We? podcast welcomes special guest-author Christina Baker Kline to discuss her just-published novel, The Exiles. Ms. Baker Kline is the author of Orphan Train, a New York Times #1 Bestseller. In her new book, readers will be shipped to nineteenth-century Australia along with young Evangeline, who becomes exiled there. Though Australia had been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, the British government in the 1840s considered its new colony uninhabited and unsettled, and viewed the natives as an unpleasant nuisance: many of them are forcibly relocated and their land seized by white colonists. 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 and the women of different backgrounds and races who become part of her new world. 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.
Join podcast co-hosts Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin in welcoming their guest, Christina Baker Kline for the -free- episode, It’s Pub Day!!, their behind-the-scenes exploration of The Exiles. To hear this lively conversation in you browser window (on Apple Podcasts, no sign up needed) click here, then click "Play" on the episode. To learn more about Who The Hell Are We? or podcasts in general, use the More Info button for a brief description on how to hear this episode, and all the other episodes -free- using your favorite podcast app.