A Piece of the World: A Novel

A Piece of the World: A Novel Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 0062644181
ISBN-13 9780062644183
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher HarperLuxe
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From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship passion and art inspired by Andrew Wyeths mysterious and iconic painting Christinas World Later he told me that hed been afraid to show me the painting He thought I wouldnt like the way he portrayed me dragging myself across the field fingers clutching dirt my legs twisted behind The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy That dilapidated house in the distance looming up like a secret that wont stay hidden To Christina Olson the entire world was her familys remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing Maine Born in the home her family had lived in for generations and increasingly incapacitated by illness Christina seemed destined for a small life Instead for more than twenty years she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little known part of Americas history Bringing into focus the flesh and blood woman behind the portrait she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists Told in evocative and lucid prose A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy

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