Christina Baker Kline

The Monhegan Distinguished Writer Series Welcomes Christina Baker Kline

Courtesy of Village Soup
Posted July 6, 2018

Monhegan Memorial Library will welcome novelist Christina Baker Kline to take part in the third annual Distinguished Writers Series on Monhegan Island. Kline will speak about her latest novel, A Piece of the World, winner of the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Fiction.


The complete program will stretch over two days, beginning with a welcome reception Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Partridge House; a Writer’s Q&A Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at the library (advance sign-up required); and concluding with an Author Talk, Q&A with Klein and special guest Jamie Wyeth and Book Signing, also Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Monhegan School ($10 donation at the door). All other events are free of charge. Copies of A Piece of the World will be sold at the event.

Kline is the third writer to speak in the Distinguished Writers Series. Previous honorees were Richard Blanco and Paul Doiron.

Adams County Reads One Book: A PIECE OF THE WORLD Selection Announced

Courtesy of The Gettsyburg Times
Posted June 29, 2018

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The Adams County Reads One Book Program was pleased to announce last week that they've selected Christina Baker Kline's A Piece of the World for their fall program.  Kicking off with an author appearance in late September, Adams County Reads will offer unlimited simultaneous downloads of the book, and has arranged lots of great programming and discussion groups around the selected title.  Happy Reading!

Christina Baker Kline wins Maine Literary Award!

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Courtesy of Portland Press Herald
Posted: June 15, 2018

A Piece of the World is on a roll!  After previously winning a New England Society book award and the Nautilus book award, Christina Baker Kline's 2017 bestseller has now won the Maine Literary Award!

The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition sponsored and coordinated by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Nominations are open to all Maine residents (including part-time seasonal residents). This year, 145 books were entered, with A Piece of the World earning top honors.

Congrats, Christina!

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A PIECE OF THE WORLD Named Finalist for the Maine Literary Awards


Courtesy of The Free Press
Posted May 24, 2018

Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2018 Maine Literary Awards. The awards honor books published during 2017, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. This year, 145 books were entered across the award’s categories.

The winners of the 2018 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony on Thursday, June 14, at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. Christina Baker Kline's A Piece of the World has been nominated for the award in fiction.  Congrats, Christina!

Christina Baker Kline: 2018 New England Society Book Award Winner!


Courtesy of Fine Books and Collections, Chapel Hill NC
Posted May 17, 2018

The NES Book Awards has announced Christina Baker Kline's A Piece of the World as the winner of the 2018 New England Society Book Award for fiction.  Awards are made in four categories: Art & Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Specialty and are presented annually to authors of books published in the previous twelve months. The winners are celebrated at events on June 13 & 14 in New York.

Congrats, Christina!

A PIECE OF THE WORLD Announced for Lake Forest Reads!

Courtesy of Lake Forest College
Posted May 17, 2018

Lake Forest College, in partnership with Lake Forest Library and the Ragdale Foundation, has chosen A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline as the 2018 selection for Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale. Baker Kline is also the author of the bestselling book Orphan Train.

Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale is a one book/one community program that fosters a culture of reading and a sense of community in our city. Each year, a title is selected from the works of writers affiliated with the Ragdale Foundation, the artists’ residency which has supported authors and their creative process for over 35 years.

The city of Lake Forest will celebrate this novel, a New York Times Bestseller, with a series of events, capped with a visit from Christina Baker Kline at the College on October 25, where she will engage in a conversation with Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English Davis Schneiderman. More information regarding the October 25 event will be released in the coming months.

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History Project on ORPHAN TRAIN Comes Alive for Minnesota Teen

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Claire Isakson and Orphan Train rider, Victoria Moe

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Posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:10PM

A project for National History Day quickly turned into a life-changing experience for 14-year-old Claire Isakson when she decided to travel more than 1,500 miles to Arizona to interview 106-year-old Victoria Moe, who grew up in Minnesota and is one of the last living people to have traveled on America's Orphan Train. Read more here!

A|U Monthly Muse - May 2018 (Community Reads Picks)

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May 2018: Community Reads Picks

Community Reads Programs take the idea of a localized book club and expand it to cover a whole community. The right book selection can initiate important conversations, and a culminating event with a bestselling author is the perfect way to engage your community's readers. A|U highly recommends these wonderful titles, which have collectively been adopted by hundreds of libraries and universities across the nation. Get in touch today for programming ideas and event feedback.

A PIECE OF THE WORLD Named a Finalist for the New England Society Annual Book Award


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Posted  April 18, 2018 9:57AM

The New England Society in the City of New York honors books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture. For more than 100 years, prominant writers such as Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis Auchincloss, William F. Buckley Jr, David McCullough and Dominick Dunne have been honored by the NES.

Congrats to A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline, which was listed as one of three Fiction Finalists for the award.

A|U Monthly Muse - March 2018 (Women's History Month)

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March 2018: Women's History Month

Authors Unbound celebrates three amazing authors who continue to inspire, engage and empower readers everywhere. Get in touch with us today to plan your next event!