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Someone always nearby : a novel of Georgia O'Keeffe and Maria Chabot  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

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 household, O'Keeffe invited Maria Chabot-a young writer-to join her. Their relationship endured throughout WW2; the death of Georgia's husband; and Maria's design and building of an adobe house and studio for the artist in the native village of Abiquiu. 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

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  • ISBN: 9798885794138
  • Physical Description: 409 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2023]

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General Note:
"Published in 2023 by arrangement with Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical resources.
Subject: O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Fiction.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Friends and associates > Fiction.
Chabot, Maria, 1913-2001 > Fiction.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Homes and haunts > New Mexico > Abiquiu > Fiction.
Painters > United States > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Ghost Ranch (Abiquiu, N.M.) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Large print books.

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  • 6 of 8 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cambria County Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Portage Public Library.


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Portage Public Library LP ALB (Text) 31814890139576 PORM Large Print Fiction Recently Returned -

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