Montclair Author Celebrates Book Release at MPL Foundation’s Open Book /Open Mind Fundraiser Event

Christina Baker Kline
(Photo: Chanda Hall)

Montclair author Christina Baker Kline was an inaugural speaker at the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s Open Book / Open Mind series two years ago. So it was fitting that she celebrate the release of her latest novel A Piece of the World at MPLF’s special two year anniversary fundrasier event on February 24.

A Piece of the World is a fictional novel inspired by American artist Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting, “Christina’s World.”

Christina Baker Kline
(Photo: Chanda Hall)

Montclair author Matthew Thomas, who also was an inaugural speaker for Open Book / Open Mind, introduced Kline. Montclair High School’s a capella group Passing Notes performed. (Kline’s son is a member), and author Caroline Leavitt led the interview with Kline.

Christina Baker Kline
(Photos: Chanda Hall)

“We were thrilled with the success of our 2nd anniversary fundraiser for Open Book/Open Mind, says Anita Peterson, Manager of the Montclair Public Library Foundation. “The event raised over $7,000 which will enable us to continue to produce vital talks and readings that enlighten and inform the community of Montclair free of charge.”

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