The cover of GEORGIA by Dawn Tripp is bright and luminous, just like O’Keeffe’s art. It looks so realistic that I feel as if I can almost reach out and touch this amazing flower. The story is much like this.
Who was Georgia O’Keeffe? We all know of her. She’s the famous painter who made all those striking works of flowers. The suggestive paintings that wooed the world. But she was much more than that. Her works are varied and many. And her life is under a microscope in this vibrant and sensual new novel by Dawn Tripp.
O’keeffe may be best known for her enlarged flowers, however, she’s also painted amazing New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. She was quite diverse. But all her paintings are larger than life, and full of passion. This new novel is just that.
Tripp says ” Georgia is a novel, a work of fiction inspired by the life of the American artist Georgia O’keeffe and, in particular, her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz.” Alfred was a famed photographer, much older than Georgia. Their notorious love affair tore apart Alfred’s already struggling marriage. And this is that story.
Though we are familiar with Georgia’s art, we are much less familiar with her personal life. In 1916, Georgia O’keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she meets Stieglitz in New York for the first time. It is an immediate high for both of them: love at first sight. And as Georgia becomes enmeshed in Stieglitz’s artistic life, all other things in her life begin to fall away.
GEORGIA is full of seduction, passion, and the all-encompassing of a great love. It’s sophisticated and smart. The prose is delightful, and very, very good!
My gorgeous finished copy came from Random House publishing in exchange for an honest review. I loved it!
I am thrilled to announce the winner of my giveaway of one copy of GEORGIA! Congrats go out to Pat Impens! Pat, I know you are going to love this one. I will send you and email asking for your mailing address. I can’t thank all of you enough for taking the time to comment on this book.