A Piece of the World

Mar 14, 2017

Orphan Train brought her fame. A Piece of the World brings us Andrew Wyeth.

Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 painting Christina’s World is the impetus for Christina Baker Kline’s new novel. She will be discussing and signing A Piece of the World at Vroman’s on March 17.

As with her bestseller, A Piece of the World moves back and forth between timelines and features the hardships and triumphs experienced by rural woman. This time Andrew, “Andy,” Wyeth befriends 46-year-old Christina Olson and her brother. (Top right is a photograph of their home in Cushing.)

The detailed depiction of life in early 20th century rural Maine—endless manual labor compounded by a difficult climate—is one of the book’s strongest aspects.… Avoiding sentimental uplift, A Piece of the World offers unsparing insight into the real woman behind the painting.
Emily Gray Tedrowe, USA Today, February 20, 2017



Christina Baker Kline’s A Piece of the World
Friday, March 17th, 7 p.m.
Vroman’s, 693 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Free event
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Photo, top right, by By lcm1863 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.





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