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Christina Baker Kline - A Piece of the World

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Submitted by tori@shermans.com on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:24pm

Christina Olson seemed destined for a small life, living on her family’s remote farm in coastal Cushing, Maine. 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 paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved novel Orphan Train, Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful narrative that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. She vividly imagines the life of the woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her past, and her special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Skidompha Public Library
Damariscotta, ME