Christina Baker Kline’s novel Orphan Train sold more than three million copies, was published in 40 countries, and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. Her new novel A Piece of the World blends fact and fiction, delivering an evocative story about the mysterious muse who captured the imagination of Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s greatest modern artists.
Born on her family’s remote farm in a small coastal town in Maine and weakened by a progressive illness, Christina Olsen seemed destined for a quiet, anonymous life. Defying all odds, Christina forges a close bond with Andrew Wyeth, serving as his muse for Christina’s World, one of the best-known American paintings of the 20th century. A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and the enduring relationship between an artist and his muse.
“A character portrait that is painterly, sensuous, and sympathetic.” (Kirkus Reviews)