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Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp Dawn Tripp is the author of Georgia, a novel of Georgia O’Keeffe. A national bestseller, Georgia has been described as "complex and original" by the New York Times Book Review and "magical and provocative" by USA Today. Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, Tripp is the author of three previous novels, Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, and Game of Secrets, a Boston Globe bestseller. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and NPR. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons

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Reviews of Georgia

Complex and original...Georgia conveys O'Keeffe's joys and disappointments, rendering both the woman and the artist with keenness and consideration.
-- New York Times Book Review

As magical and provocative as O'Keeffe's lush paintings of flowers that upended the art world in the 1920s...Tripp inhabits Georgia's psyche so deeply that the reader can practically feel the paintbrush in hand as she creates her abstract paintings and New Mexico landscapes...Erotic and evocative from the first page to the last, Tripp's Georgia is a romantic yet realistic exploration of the sacrifices one of the foremost artists of the 20th century made for love.
-- USA Today

Sexually charged... insightful... Dawn Tripp humanizes an artist who is seen in biographies as more icon than woman. Her sensuous novel is as finely rendered as an O'Keeffe painting.
-- The Denver Post

Reviews of Game of Secrets: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout fans will find a lot to admire about Dawn Tripp's new novel....[A] flair for drop-dead Yankee a grown daughter searches for clues to her long-lost father's ultimate fate in the arrangement of tiny wooden letters.
-- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

In gorgeous, poetic language, Dawn Tripp narrates the lives of two families linked by scandal and tragedy and the ties that bind and divide them. This is a striking novel of beauty and grace. I adored every page.
-- Mameve Medwed, author of How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life