Christina Baker Kline Pre-Release New Novel at SBF Closing Address

The Savannah Book Festival is delighted to host Christina Baker Kline as our Closing Address speaker. At the event on Sunday, February 19, Kline will pre-release her much-anticipated new novel, A Piece of the World, which will be available first at SBF before its national release later in February.

In A Piece of the World, Kline follows the life of Christina Olson who has spent her entire life on her family’s remote farm on the coast of 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,Christina’s World.

A Piece of the World
is a fascinating, compulsively readable story told in exquisite yet accessible prose. Orphan Train has sold more than three million copies worldwide and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at #1. Fans of historical fiction, including All the Light We Cannot See, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Paris Wife, The Light between Oceans, and Euphoria will be drawn to this beautiful story of friendship and creation that demonstrates how art and imagination can transcend the physical and transform it into the sublime.

Tickets to our Closing Addresses are $20 each. Tickets are available by calling 912-525-5050 or going to www.savannahboxoffice.com.

Join us Festival Saturday, February 18 – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary Savannah Book Festival, a record number of 40 authors are scheduled to join us on Festival Saturday, February 18, which is free and open to the public. Taking place in seven venues around Telfair, Chippewa and Wright Squares, over 10,000 people come to hear these well-regarded authors and fascinating new writers talk about their books. For participating author info, click here. For a complete schedule, click here.

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About Us

The Savannah Book Festival Inc. (SBF) is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. The 2017 Savannah Book Festival will be held Feb.16-19, 2017, in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District.

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