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In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O'Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.

Travels from: Massachusetts

Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp's fourth novel, Georgia, is a national bestseller and was a finalist for the 2016 New England Book Award and winner of the 2017 Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature.

Georgia is a dazzling work of historical fiction which brings the iconic artist Georgia O'Keeffe to life, explores her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and follows her quest to become an independent artist. A breathtaking work of imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman and her search for love and artistic freedom, which the New York Times called "Complex and original, Georgia conveys O'Keeffe's joys and disappointments, rendering both the woman and the artist with keenness and consideration."

Tripp is the author of three previous novels: Game of Secrets, Moon Tide, and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review and NPR, among other publications. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her family.

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe blazes across the pages in Tripp’s tour de force about this indomitable woman, whose life was both supported and stymied by the love of her life. . . . [Readers] will feel the passion that infused her work and love life that emboldened her canvases. Tripp has hit her stride here, bringing to life one of the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century with veracity, heart, and panache.
— Publishers Weekly
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Talks and Topics

  • Female Power and the Enduring Legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Legend, Life

  • Georgia: A Work of Historical Fiction

  • Transforming Real People and Private Lives into Historical Fiction

  • Intersections of Art and Life and the Story of Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Female Strength, Domestic Violence, and the Story of Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Georgia O'Keeffe: Artist and Muse

  • Cancer and the Power of Stories



Dawn Tripp breaks new ground in this fictionalized account of the artist’s years with photographer Alfred Stieglitz… Tripp, making the bold choice to write in O’Keeffe’s first-person point of view, succeeds brilliantly. The novel does not read like Tripp’s version of O’Keeffe - this is the artist herself, whispering her secrets to the reader… The novel is not so much a love story as the tale of a woman coming into her own…The story of Georgia O’Keeffe burns a pure, bright flame.
— Providence Journal

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