Join Christina Baker Kline for a one-night-only event to celebrate the paperback publication of THE EXILES!

John Searles will host the conversation with special guests Elin Hilderbrand, Chris Bohjalian, Kristin Hannah, and Paula McLain.

This is a ticketed event and requires advance purchase of The Exiles in paperback. Each copy purchased will come with a signed bookplate. You will receive an email after you purchase the book that includes the event link and password that will give you access to the event. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, 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. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in various anthologies as well as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, Poets & Writers, and Salon. Kline is a resident of New York City and Southwest Harbor, Maine.

JOHN SEARLES is the author of the best-selling novels Boy Still Missing, Strange But True, and Help for the Haunted, which was named a Boston Globe Best Crime Novel of the Year, an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Must List, and winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. His new novel Her Last Affair will be published in March, 2022 by Custom House/HarperCollins. John has appeared frequently on programs like NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Live! With Regis & Kelly as well as CNN and NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Searles was the longtime books editor at Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and numerous other publications. He has a master's degree in creative writing from New York University and lives in New York City with his husband and their dog Ruby.

ELIN HILDERBRAND is a mother of three, an avid runner, reader, and traveler, and the author of twenty-three novels. She grew up outside Philadelphia, and has lived on Nantucket for more than twenty years.

CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books, most recently Hour of the Witch, the May Barnes & Noble Book Club selection and instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller. His work has been translated into more than 35 languages and become three movies (including Midwives, based on his #1 bestselling novel and starring Sissy Spacek) and a hit TV series (HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant starring Kaley Cuoco), with other series in varying stages of development. He is also a screenwriter and the playwright of Wingspan and Midwives.

KRISTIN HANNAH is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 21 novels including the recently published New York Times #1 bestselling, The Four Winds, and the international blockbusters, The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and Firefly Lane. The film of Hannah’s much loved novel, The Nightingale, (published in 43 languages) starring Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, is slated for December 2022, and Netflix released a 10- part series based on Firefly Lane in early February, 2021. The Great Alone has also been optioned for the screen. Kristin’s work touches millions of people. Renowned for her strong women characters, her books are read, discussed, and revered by book clubs all over the country. A former-lawyer, Kristin lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. She can’t imagine a better career than writing every day and doesn’t miss practicing the law – or wearing heels to work.

PAULA MCLAIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Love and Ruin, Circling the Sun, The Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, and two collections of poetry. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She lives in Ohio with her family.


The Exiles: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062356338
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Custom House - July 6th, 2021


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