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Christina Baker Kline

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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 publications such as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, Poets & Writers, and Salon.

Born in England and raised in the American South and Maine, Kline is a graduate of Yale (B.A.), Cambridge (M.A
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Christina Baker Kline My new novel -- the one I'm working on now! -- is inspired by an iconic American painting, Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth. It's the story of the w…moreMy new novel -- the one I'm working on now! -- is inspired by an iconic American painting, Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth. It's the story of the woman in the painting. You can see the painting here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christi....(less)
Christina Baker Kline Hi Beth - So glad you enjoyed The Exiles. Mathinna was a real person; her life ended tragically early, at the age of 17. As you know, she was a social…moreHi Beth - So glad you enjoyed The Exiles. Mathinna was a real person; her life ended tragically early, at the age of 17. As you know, she was a social experiment for the Franklins, and it didn't end well. Here's a lot more information about her, and you can find more online by using the trusty google! http://christinabakerkline.com/the-ex... All best, Christina(less)
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“I've come to think that's what heaven is- a place in the memory of others where our best selves live on.”
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“I like the assumption that everyone is trying his best, and we should all just be kind to each other.”
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“I learned long ago that loss is not only probable but inevitable. I know what it means to lose everything, to let go of one life and find another. And now I feel, with a strange, deep certainty, that it must be my lot in life to be taught that lesson over and over again.”
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