A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (author of the bestselling Orphan Train) is an atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World. 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 20th century. Kline interweaves fact and fiction in this powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America's history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, Kline vividly imagines Olson's life through evocative and lucid prose, telling a story about the burdens and blessings of family history and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.
The Hooksett Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month on the upper level of the library. We're always happy to welcome new members! Please note: Due to size restrictions, this group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please call the library at 603-485-6092 for additional information.