A Piece of the World
A NovelBook - 2017
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
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Combing both fact and fiction, this is a touching story that brings to life the story behind the Andrew Wyeth painting “Christina’s World”, and Christina Olson, the woman who inspired it.
Set on a remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine, this story brings to life the story of Christina Olson, the figure in the Andrew Wyeth painting “Christina’s World”.
Recommended by Sue, Cedarville Community Library: "A successful historical fiction will compel me to learn more about the subject. This did just that, and I couldn’t put it down."
Recommended by Sharon, Outreach Services: "If you love art, New England, or historical fiction, you’ll love this book!"
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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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