A Piece of the World
A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
"Fans of historical fiction or those wanting to know more about this period of Andrew Wyeth’s life will not want to miss this inspirational slice of history."
ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 06, 2018
The plot doesn't follow the typical narrative of a woman's life, partly because the setting never changes. This book is about lack of fulfillment and loss and so it is remarkable that it is so life affirming!
The author imagines the story behind the well-known painting "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth.
Kline, the author of “Orphan Train,” imagines the life of Christina in Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting “Christina’s World.” The painting shows the house in Maine Christina Olson never moved away from, and in which Wyeth painted many of his masterpieces. Although Christina’s life was necessarily co... Read More »
From the bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
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Christina's words; "I feel the way I do when I lose something - a spool of thread, say - and search for it everywhere, only to discover it in an obvious place, like on the sideboard under the cloth.
Al says, " I let myself be kept ". then Christina responds "You felt sorry for me". Al - "It wasn't that. I made a choice".
She remembers back to words of her Grandmother Mamey telling her; "There are many ways to love and to be loved".
“Intensity—painting emotion into objects—is the only thing I care about.” quote of Andrew. p 97
"I read once that the act of observing changes the nature of what is observed. That is certainly true for Al and me. We are more attuned to the beauty of this old house, with its familiar corners, when Andy is here." p 94
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