A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline (Author) Polly Stone (Read by)
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Description

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 was her family's 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 America's 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.

Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
HarperAudio
Publish Date
February 06, 2018
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 5.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9780062834492

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About the Author

Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train as well as A Piece of the World. She lives outside New York City and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine. Learn more about Christina at www.christinabakerkline.com.

Polly Stone has recorded a number of popular audiobooks, the most prominent of which is Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Publishers Weekly praised her narration of the novel saying that Polly Stone gives an excellent performance... [The] novel is captivating, and the powerful narration gives it even greater impact. She has also narrated Shaggy Muses and is the author of 1003 Great Things About Being Jewish.