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Land beyond the seas
Seduced by her employer’s son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early 19th-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to prison. Months later, she is sentenced to “the land beyond the seas,” Van Diemen’s Land, a penal colony in Australia.
During the journey on a slave ship, the Medea, Evangeline strikes up a friendship with Hazel. Canny where Evangeline is guileless, Hazel—a skilled midwife and herbalist—is soon offering home remedies to both prisoners and sailors in return for a variety of favors.
In this gorgeous novel, 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.
"Master storyteller Christina Baker Kline is at her best in this epic yet intimate tale of nineteenth-century Australia. I loved this book." —Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||August 25, 2020|