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Someone always nearby : a novel of Georgia O'Keeffe and Maria Chabot / Susan Wittig Albert.

In 1940, art-world icon Georgia O'Keeffe bought a house in a mountain-rimmed New Mexico desert, planning to live there for six months every year. To manage her remote household while she paints, O'Keeffe invited Maria Chabot-- a young and naïve would-be writer-- to join her. Their tempestuous relationship endured throughout the chaotic years of WW2; the death of Georgia's domineering, philandering husband (famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz); and Maria's design and building of a remarkable adobe house and studio for the artist in the native village of Abiquiu-- a generous gift from an exceptional friend. An evocative story that explores the dimensions of friendship and the debts we incur to those who make our lives easier, Someone Always Nearby is based on research into a massive collection of over 700 letters, documents, media reports, and historical accounts. Readers will be fascinated by this intimate, revealing portrait of the artist's daily life during her first decade at her New Mexico ranch-- a mysterious, enigmatic O'Keeffe that only one woman, Maria Chabot, ever fully knew.

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  • ISBN: 9781952558207
  • ISBN: 1952558204
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Bertram, Texas : Persevero Press, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Friends and associates > Fiction.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Homes and haunts > New Mexico > Abiquiu > Fiction.
Chabot, Maria, 1913-2001 > Fiction.
Painters > United States > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Ghost Ranch (Abiquiu, N.M.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


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Emmaus Public Library FIC ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG (Text) 36446002098591 Adult Recent Reads Available -

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