A Piece Of The World: A Novel by Christina Baker KlineA Piece Of The World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

A Piece Of The World: A Novel

byChristina Baker Kline

Paperback | January 30, 2018

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Exquisite. A must-read.” --Kristin Hannah

This paperback edition includes a color reproduction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World, along with a Q&A with the author, and a bonus short story, “Stranded in Ice.”

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 Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

"Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t 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 won’t stay hidden."

To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.

As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Christina Baker Kline was born in 1964 in Cambridge, England. She received a BA in English from Yale University, a MA in literature from Cambridge University, and a MFA from the University of Virginia. Her essays and articles have appeared in several periodicals including The San Francisco Chronicle, the Literarian, Coastal Living, Mor...
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Title:A Piece Of The World: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062356275

ISBN - 13:9780062356277

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I liked the author's writing but I was underwhelmed with the story. I found it a bit boring. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-11

Editorial Reviews

“Who has not gazed on Wyeth’s picture and wondered, why does that girl have so very far to go?... A pure, powerful story of suffering met with a fight. In fiction, in her quiet way, Christina triumphs--and so does this novel.”