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A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Date and Time: December 9, 2021, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Butler Community College Libraries & Archives, 901 S Haverhill RD, El Dorado
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From the TALK series, Wit and Grit: Women Characters in Contemporary Fiction
Discussion Leader: Miranda Ericsson Kendall

The protagonist of this historical novel, Christina Olson, is none other than the mysterious young woman of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World." Christina reveals great strength and independence no matter the deprivation, hardship, and thwarted dreams of her life as a principal support of her family, even though her lifelong neuromuscular disease, always debilitating, progresses to the point that she has to crawl to pick blueberries or climb the stairs. The novel, written as Christina's memoir, reveals her frailties, her strengths, her flaws, and the importance of her friendship with Andrew Wyeth, who saw her as kindred spirit, model, and muse.

Sponsored by: Butler Community College Libraries & Archives


For more information about this event, please contact:
Ruth Harries
(316) 322-3351


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