Someone Always Nearby

Susan Wittig Albert

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Book cover for Someone Always Nearby
Book cover for Someone Always Nearby
Book cover for Someone Always Nearby
Book cover for Someone Always Nearby
Book cover for Someone Always Nearby

Someone Always Nearby

Someone Always Nearby

Susan Wittig Albert

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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.

Bonus Reader's Guide. The story behind the story: research, sources and hyperlinked resources, curated extras, author commentary, questions and discussion topics. Available as a free, printable pdf download at www. https: //

About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert is the award-winning, national bestselling author of the ever-popular China Bayles series, The Darling Dahlias, The Robin Paige Victorian mysteries, the Cottage Tales), and four novels in her Hidden Women's series: Loving Eleanor, The General's Women, A Wilder Rose, and Someone Always Nearby. Her website:

Publishing Information

Publisher: Persevero Press
Pub date: 2023-11-07
Length: 280 pages
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