As she did in her bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that brings to life the iconic painting by Andrew Wyeth entitled Christina’s World. Kline, who is a summer resident of Maine, has done an exceptional job of creating a fictional memoir for both Christina Olson and Andrew Wyeth.
Of possible interest readers – the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, will recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Wyeth with a series of exhibitions. The Olson House, the house on the hill in Christina’s World, will also be open to visitors. For information see http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/current-exhibitions.
“Kline herself is an artist, drawing on the real history of Christina Olson and Andrew Wyeth to conjure up her own haunting portrait…. Kline’s deep research into characters, place, and time period provides the outlines of a compelling story, which she then expertly brings into three dimensions.” (Christian Science Monitor)
“With delicate palette, stark images, subtle tones, nuanced brushstrokes, and consummate craftsmanship, Christina Baker Kline has written this novel the way Andrew Wyeth painted the canvas. It is a masterpiece.” (Historical Novel Society)