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Dawn Tripp on ‘Georgia,’ Framing Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most remarkable artists in American history, but few know the intimate details of the woman behind the abstract masterpieces. In Georgia, author Dawn Tripp brings readers into O’Keeffe’s life and reveals the strength, ferocity, and drive this artist possessed. Earlier this year, Bookish editor Kelly Gallucci caught up with Tripp at the Newburyport Literary Festival to talk about the process of novelizing a true story, the importance of voice, and O’Keeffe’s legacy. Bookish: In most novels, the author creates the events, the timeline, the plot points. When you’re capturing a real person’s life, however, those elements are dictated to you. Was it a challenge to work within the…

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Michael Connelly on His Journey to Novel and Television Fame

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Michael Connelly is best known for his Harry Bosh detective novels and his Lincoln Lawyer series. He has also written several stand alone novels, produced television shows based on his work, appeared as himself in television dramas and Clint Eastwood even turned one of his novels into a movie! “I took a long way through college,” says Connelly. Had he not, the world may have never discovered one of the best detective novelists of our time. He took an 18-month hiatus from his college studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he struggled with the construction engineering curriculum. “It was the family line. I like that work.” During his hiatus he wrestled with what he wanted to do.…

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Finding Your Next Awesome Read: 5 Tips from Bestseller Lists to Forums

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When you read as much as we do, it can be hard to find a good new book. There are so many reads out there that it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the possibilities, often leading to a disappointing choice or wasted money and time. Avid readers have all kinds of tricks for picking out new books, from extensive to-be-read lists to spending hours and hours making stacks in the library. But we’re here to make the process just a little bit easier. Not only do we make sure to highlight new books we love and give you honest reviews on our site, but we’ve also rounded up some tips that we use personally in our search for…

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