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Pop-Up Book Group with Christina Baker Kline: A PIECE OF THE WORLD
Wed, April 26, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR APRIL 26TH POP-UP BOOK GROUP WITH CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE
BOOKTHEWRITER's Pop-Up Book Groups are small (limited to 20) one time gatherings to discuss specific works with their authors. Sign up for just one or come to all, as you wish. Address will be given to registrants about one week prior to the book group. Don't forget to buy the book (any format), read it before the date of the book group and come with lots of questions for the author. And bring your book to the book group, too -- the author will sign it for you!
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.