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A Piece of the World: A Novel - Christina Baker Kline
A Piece of the World: A Novel
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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 Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah and a bonus short story, “Stranded in Ice.”From the #1 New York... show more
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 Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah 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.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062356277 (0062356275)
ASIN: 0062356275
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 A Piece of the World
I waited till I finished reading this novel to view the portrait, Christina’s World, which surrounded this novel. I had my own version of what this painting entailed as I read the novel but as I viewed the actual image, the landscape felt more void and lonely than I had anticipated. Christina’s imag...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Beautifully written and read by the narrator. It is a tender story about the subject of a world famous painting!
The book essentially tells the story of events leading up to the painting of “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth. I have always loved the painting and have a print of it in my home. It conjures up thoughts of hope as well as desperation, of longing and success, of family and serenity, of disappointm...
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