in partnership with The Westgate Hotel
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Cost: $45 per person (Registration through The Westgate Hotel)
About the Event
Join us for a Literary Tea Adventure that is not to be missed. For our Spring 2017 tea we are honored to announce that we will be joined by Christina Baker Kline author of the smash hit, Orphan Train. Now with her new book, A Piece of the World, Christina is back to enrapture readers with a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
You won't want to miss this delightful afternoon at the historic Westgate Hotel with this sensational author. Over books, delectable tea treats, mouthwatering pastries, scones, seasonal berries, and a glass of bubbly we will relax and bask in the literary glory of our wonderful author. Christina will speak on the inspiration & vision behind A Piece of the World, and how she interweaves fact and fiction in this powerful novel to illuminates a little-known part of America’s history
Your Adventure includes an elegant tea in the historic heart of San Diego, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and luxurious setting.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, or pre-order your copy below for delivery and signing at the event.
About the Book and Author
Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. Her novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and has been published in 38 countries. More than 100 communities and colleges have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” selection. Her other novels include The Way Life Should Be, Sweet Water, Bird in Hand, and Desire Lines, and now her latest work, A Piece of the World.
In addition to her five novels, Kline has written and edited five nonfiction books. She commissioned and edited two widely praised collections or original essays on the first year of parenthood and raising young children, Child of Mine and Room to Grow, and a book on grieving, Always Too Soon. She is the coeditor, with Anne Burt, of a collection of personal essays called About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror, and is co-author, with her mother, Christina Looper Baker, of a book on feminist mothers and daughters, The Conversation Begins. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Money, More, Psychology Today, among other places.
A Piece of the World: 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 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.
Registration for this Literary Tea Adventure is ONLY available through the Westgate Hotel: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Please note that the event is $45 per person; tax and gratuity will be added upon checkout. The PayPal shopping cart below is to pre-order a signed copy of A Piece of the World only and will not register you for the tea.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of A Piece of the World to be delivered at the event: