A piece of the world / Christina Baker Kline.Material type: BookPublisher: London, England : The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 309 pages : colour plate ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780008220075; 0008220077; 9780008220068; 0008220069.Subject(s): Olson, Christina -- Fiction | Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 -- Fiction | Artists' models -- Fiction | Sick -- Fiction | Artists -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Maine -- FictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.
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'Graceful, moving and powerful . . . a wonderful story that seems to have been waiting, all this time, for Kline to come along and tell it' MICHAEL CHABONFor decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave.
As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love.
Years pass and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...
From the bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN comes a luminous portrait of a woman of grit and grace, as heartwarming as it is gripping. A story that allows the reader to marvel at Andrew Wyeth's iconic portrait from the other side.
Includes a colour illustration of Andrew Wyeth's painting, Christina's world.
Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.