Releases 2/21/17 $27.99 Hardcover
Nonesuch Books is excited to announce a piece of the world, by Christina Baker Kline, as our 2017 Nonesuch Book Of The Year!
Author of the Orphan Train, a #1 New York Times bestseller, a piece of the world imagines an incredible story inspired by Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World.
The staff at Nonesuch has loved reading a piece of the world, and can't wait to share it with you.
What others are saying-
“Andrew Wyeth’s celebrated painting Christina’s World has her back to the viewer, but Kline turns her to face the reader, simultaneously equipping her with a back story and a lyrical voice...Kline lovingly evokes the restricted life of a sensitive woman forced to renounce the norms of intimacy and self-advancement while using her as a lens to capture the simple beauty of the American farming landscape...A character portrait that is painterly, sensuous, and sympathetic.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“The inscrutable figure in the foreground of Wyeth’s Christina’s World is our American Mona Lisa, and Christina Baker Kline has pulled back the veil to imagine her rich story. Tender, tragic, A PIECE OF THE WORLD is a fascinating exploration of the life lived inside that house at the top of the hill.”
— Lily King, author of Euphoria
“With A PIECE OF THE WORLD, Christina Baker Kline gives us a brilliantly imagined fictional memoir of the woman in the famed Wyeth painting, ‘Christina’s World,’ so detailed, moving, and utterly transportive that I’ll never be able to look at the painting again without thinking of this book and the characters who populate its pages.”
— Erik Larson