Georgia by Dawn Tripp
What’s it about?
This beautifully written work of historical fiction chronicles the life of artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The novel spends a lot of time on the complicated relationship between O"Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (her famous photographer husband).
What did it make me think about?
This novel was one of the best works of historical fiction I have read in a long time. Not only do we learn about Georgia O'Keeffe, the great American artist, but we are treated to an interesting perspective on how the relationship with her husband affected her art.
Should I read it?
Yes! Dawn Tripp spent a considerable amount of time researching Georgia O'Keeffe and reading hundreds of letters between O'Keeffe and Stieglitz. Her nuanced account of their marriage manages to convey the struggle between these two artists. I found the art interesting and the relationship between these two even more interesting.
"He had faith in me. He did not give me greatness, but his faith in my early work gave me the space to achieve it. He knew this then, and perhaps on some level he also knew that for me to fully become the legend he saw, I would have to leave him."
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