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The exiles : a novel

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First Harper Large Print edition.

Sent to a Tasmanian penal colony after conceiving her employer's grandchild, a young governess befriends a talented midwife and an orphaned Aboriginal chief's daughter while confronting the harsh realities of British colonialism and oppression in 19th-century Australia.
"Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is seduced by her employer's son and becomes pregnant. Sent to Newgate Prison, she is sentenced to "the land beyond the seas," Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in Australia. Evangeline knows the child she carries will be born on the months-long voyage to this distant land. During the journey on 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. A skilled midwife and herbalist, Hazel offers home remedies to both prisoners and sailors in return for a variety of favors. Though Australia has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, the British government in the 1840s considers its fledgling colony uninhabited and unsettled, and views the natives as an unpleasant nuisance. Mathinna, the orphaned daughter of the Chief of the Lowreenne tribe, has been adopted by the new governor of Van Diemen's Land. Soon all three face an opportunity: for a new way of life." --Adapted from back cover.

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  • 11 of 14 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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4 current holds with 14 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31000151256453
Available
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Bedford Free Library LARGE PRINT K (Text)
Large Print
31002150849908
Available
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Eastchester Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31008152471435
On holds shelf
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Greenburgh Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31009154683142
Available
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Harrison Public Library LP KLINE, C. (Text)
Large Print
31010300224831
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library LARGE PRINT KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31030155103070
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library LARGE PRINT KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31024153673499
Checked out
06/06/2022
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library LARGE PRINT KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31025152185104
Available
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Rye Osborn Branch Library LP FIC KLI 3000 (Text)
Large Print
31028200086126
Available
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Somers Library LARGE PRINT KLINE (Text)
Large Print
31031151952346
Available
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