THOMASTON — On Tuesday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m., the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.
From the publisher:
"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.
"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 World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy."
On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book. All are welcome at the Thomaston Public Library on June 18 at 2:30 p.m.
If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.
In July, the group will discuss Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies will be available to borrow at the library and through interlibrary loan.
For more information, contact the library at (207) 354-2453.