Title: Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
Author: Dawn Tripp
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: February 9, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "In 1916, Georgia
O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to
meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has
discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their
connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s
sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their
attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his
photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.
Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back
against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And
soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.
A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia
is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and
artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that
will make her a legend."
My Two Cents:
"Georgia" is a historical
fiction novel about famed painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Before reading this
book, I really did not know much at all about Georgia O'Keeffe. I
always think that her paintings are absolutely stunning and I was hoping
to gain some insight into what made her tick. I think a lot of times
historical fiction makes for a great introduction to really interesting
people. This book certainly fits that bill!
The book focuses on
not only O'Keefe's work but also her love affair with a photographer and
art dealer who eventually features O'Keefe's work in his gallery.
O'Keefe was making art at a time where women still weren't really
welcomed into that world so the book also focuses a lot on how she makes
her way through the world is so anti-woman artist. This book is about a
love affair but it's also about the great passion out of that O'Keefe
has for her art. I was drawn more to the bits about her passion and her
art-making. The author did a great job of capturing what made O'Keefe
tick and what inspired her. It's no secret why O'Keefe made such a good
subject for the story.
The writing of the book was good. The
author has a great way of bringing to life to some pretty big names
throughout the story. I would definitely like to read more by this
author in the future.