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
For more info, visit VromansBookstore.com
Photo, top right, by By lcm1863 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.