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Un rincón del mundo/ A Piece of the World - by Christina Baker Kline (Paperback)

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La autora de El tren de los huérfanos ofrece una historia inolvidable, inspirada en un cuadro tan fascinante como misterioso.Para Christina Olson, el mundo se reducía al lugar donde había nacido: la granja familiar en Cushing, un pequeño pueblo costero de Maine. Aquejada por una enfermedad que le producía una creciente incapacidad, parecía destinada a una vida limitada. Sin embargo, durante más de dos décadas Christina fue la inspiración del artista Andrew Wyeth, quien la retrató en uno de los cuadros más conocidos del siglo XX en Estados Unidos.Con una prosa evocativa y lúcida, Un rincón del mundo revela a la mujer de carne y hueso detrás de esa misteriosa joven que parece arrastrarse sobre una pradera, con su cuerpo vuelto hacia una casa en lo alto de una colina.Christina Baker Kline, que emocionó a más de dos millones de lectores con su novela El tren de los huérfanos, vuelve a entrelazar realidad y ficción para ofrecernos la historia de la singular relación de una mujer que se resistió a ser definida por su enfermedad, con uno de los más destacados artistas de su tiempo.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” -Kristin HannahFrom 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."Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden."To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the Worl

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