A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I read a description of this book, I wasn't wow'd. It sounded like it might border on boring. However, this one is fantastic! So much more than it sounds like in the description. This wonderfully well written novel is so beautiful as it tells the story of a woman on a farm. The story is built around a painting of a girl in a field, looking towards a farmhouse. This novel takes the woman from the painting and builds a beautiful and heartbreaking story. You ultimately learn the life story of this woman. Her struggles, her passions, her suffering, her friendships, the decisions (hers and others) that affect her life. It's such a beautiful and mesmerizing novel. I highly recommend that you pick it up as soon as possible.