It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today I am spotlighting a book I downloaded on February 22, 2017:  A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline.


Synopsis:  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.


Why did I add this book to my shelves?  The description pulled me in, with its historical/artistic/iconic elements.  Plus, I have read and loved three books by the author.

I am not sure why I haven’t yet read the book.  It isn’t that lengthy, which often keeps me from diving into a book.  But I must rectify the negligence right away!

What have you been neglecting on your shelves?  What will you do about those books?



  1. Literary Feline

    I absolutely loved her Orphan Train, and keep meaning to read more by her. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it! Have a great weekend.

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