Author:
Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- author.
Title:
A piece of the world : a novel / Christina Baker Kline.
Publisher, Date:
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, [2017]
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
309 pages : color illustration ; 24 cm.
Summary:
"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.
Subjects:
Olson, Christina -- Fiction.
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 -- Fiction.
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 -- Friends and associates -- Fiction.
Painters -- United States -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
LCCN:
bl2016055710
ISBN:
9780062356260
0062356267