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Christina Baker Kline at Left Bank Books

August 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Christina Baker Kline, The New York Times bestselling author, will be at Left Bank Books in Belfast on Sunday, August 23, for a socially safe outdoor signing to celebrate the release of The Exiles, her brand new historical novel set in England and Australia. That evening, she and equally acclaimed writer Lily King (Writers & Lovers, Euphoria) will hold an online conversation about their work—an event that is available exclusively to those who have bought a copy of The Exiles from Left Bank Books.

In this gorgeous novel, which has already been optioned for a television series by the producer of “Big Little Lies,” Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia through the experiences of three women. While life there is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity for redemption, a new way of life, and unimagined freedom. Told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy.

Kline grew up in Bangor, as well as in England and the American South. She is the author of five novels, including Orphan Train, which spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at No. 1. It was chosen as a “One Book, One Read” selection by more than 100 communities and colleges, has been published in 40 countries, and has been shortlisted for, and won, various literary and historical fiction prizes.

No reservations are required to attend the book signing. To attend the online event with Christina and Lily that evening, though, you will need to buy a copy of The Exiles from Left Bank Books. When you do so, you’ll be asked for your email address, which will be your “ticket” to access the online event. Complete details will be given when you buy your book(s).

Please call the shop at 207-338-9009 or email ( with any questions. If you can’t make the in-person event on Sunday morning, you can still “attend” the online event buy purchasing a copy of The Exiles now. As always, we’re happy to ship books to you.

Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church Street in downtown Belfast, across the street from the police station. Ample parking is available in front of the shop and in an adjacent public lot.


August 23, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Left Bank Books
(207) 338-9009
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Left Bank Books
109 Church Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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(207) 338-9009
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