a piece of the world

511aJGH353LI loved Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline and, though it had a slow start, I liked a piece of the world as well. It’s the fictionalized account of Andrew Wyeth’s Christina of the painting, Christina’s World. Christina lives in rural Maine with an unnamed crippling disability, is disappointed that she can’t continue in school as a teenager because she has to work on the farm to help her family, and is unlucky in love. All these factors explain why Andy paints her the way he does in the painting. I liked how Kline weaves Wyeth and Christina’s lives together and wondered throughout the book what was fact and what fiction. This is a relatively quick read and an enjoyable one.

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