A Piece of the World
A NovelBook - 2017 | First edition
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"A quiet, unassuming novel that was completely excellent" - Veronica
SurreyLibrarian May 30, 2019
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A quiet, unassuming novel that was completely excellent. “Christina’s World” is an iconic American painting from the mid-20 century by Andrew Wyeth. It’s famous for it’s so-called “magic realism” style. At first glance, the girl in the painting is simply sitting in the gr... Read More »
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Christina's words; "I feel the way I do when I lose something - a spool of thread, say - and search for it everywhere, only to discover it in an obvious place, like on the sideboard under the cloth.
Al says, " I let myself be kept ". then Christina responds "You felt sorry for me". Al - "It wasn't that. I made a choice".
She remembers back to words of her Grandmother Mamey telling her; "There are many ways to love and to be loved".
“Intensity—painting emotion into objects—is the only thing I care about.” quote of Andrew. p 97
"I read once that the act of observing changes the nature of what is observed. That is certainly true for Al and me. We are more attuned to the beauty of this old house, with its familiar corners, when Andy is here." p 94
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