This perceptive and eloquent novel explores the life of the renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe with particular emphasis on her tempestuous love affair with photographer Alfred Steiglitz.  In her acknowledgments, Tripp mentions the work of numerous biographers, curators and scholars, so her novel is based on extensive research. 

O’Keeffe is fascinating and her struggle for her own artistic vision, recognition, and, finally, her need for independence make for sensual and engaging reading.  Tripp has captured the essence of both the woman and the artist beautifully.

Reviewed by Kate Tesdell