A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline

On Sale: 01/03/2017


About the Book

‘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 CHABON For 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008220075
  • ISBN 10: 0008220077
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 01/03/2017
  • Pages: 328
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Christina Baker Kline was born in Cambridge, England and grew up in England, Tennessee, and Maine. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale and earned an M.A. in Literature from Cambridge while working for the journal Granta. She taught fiction and nonfiction writing at New York University, Yale, and the University of Virginia. Her work has been published in The Yale Review, Ms., Parents Magazine, Southern Living, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She lives outside of New York City with her husband, David, and their sons.

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