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A Piece of the World - A Novel

Christina Baker Kline

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Polly Stone

Length:

8h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:39