CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE in conversation with THERESE ANNE FOWLER
Sunday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. -- Please note time
The Regulator welcomes Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train) for a reading and signing in celebration of the paperback release of her new book, A Piece of the World. Christina Baker Kline will be joined in conversation with author Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald).
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.
As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.
Christina Baker Kline is the author of the novel A Piece of the World, about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, Christina's World. Kline has written five other novels, including Orphan Train, which spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, She lives near New York City and on the coast of Maine.
Therese Anne Fowler is the author of the New York Times bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. She has a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing. As an author, she's particularly interested in exploring the stories of women who are misrepresented by popular culture and/or have been overlooked by history. Fowler’s new book, A Well-Behaved Woman -- the Gilded Age tale of Alva Smith, the young woman who married William K. Vanderbilt and launched their eponymous dynasty-- is due in October. Fowler is married to author and professor John Kessel.