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Cooking for Picasso

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray
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Jun 20, 2017 | 416 Pages
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“A tasty blend of romance, mystery, and French cooking.”—Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

“[A] colorful family saga . . . Cooking for Picasso [is] a novel about how people take what seems to be worthless and make it into something priceless. Whether it’s a woman who creates meaning from sad circumstances or a genius who finds his way through a fallow period to create his masterwork, the characters in Camille Aubray’s novel illustrate how essential bad is to good, life is to death and work is to art. . . . Aubray slowly reveals that value lies not in what you own, but in who you are.”The Washington Post
 
“[A] delicious, atmospheric novel. You’ll be glad you’re along for the ride.”People

“This touching and delectable novel invokes the breathtaking scenery of the South of France and the Cote d’Azur. . . . Aubray paints a beautiful story of love, art, food, and the enduring romance of the Mediterranean.”—Fodor’s Travel
 
“[A] sweet summer escape.”Cosmopolitan
 
“With lively characters and a twisting plot, Aubray’s novel is a smart and satisfying tale of family, creativity, romance and intrigue.”Booklist

“This richly crafted tale of love, trust, art and food is wonderfully evocative of the sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, while weaving in a modern-day mystery. . . . Ideal for whiling away some time en vacances on the Riviera.”France Today

“Two delicious love stories held together by the bonds of family unfold through Aubray’s lyricalprose as she paints a portrait of Southern France, haute cuisine and the thrilling hunt for a missing masterpiece. With the skill of an artist, she describes Picasso at a crossroads in his life.”Romantic Times

“An entertaining getaway for art lovers and Francophiles . . . The novel’s descriptions of food are mouthwatering, and Picasso himself is bold and engaging, a man of outsized passions.”Shelf Awareness

“Charming.”Muses & Visionaries

“Aubray produces a vivid and interesting picture of Picasso and doesn’t shy away from his personal entanglements.”Historical Novels Review

“In this delightful journey, a woman’s kitchen skills blossom while Picasso struggles with the next steps in his career.”—BookBub

“Romance cum mystery—full of art, family bickering, and of course, fabulous food—fully enjoyable.”—Audiofile

“The novel alternates between Ondine’s encounters with Picasso and the repercussions of that brief affair, and Céline’s adventures with cooking, love, and history along the Mediterranean. The real meat in this novel is the details (both real and imagined) of Picasso’s fascinating life.”Publishers Weekly

“A quest for the missing Picasso worthy of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn . . . an amuse-bouche filled with secret ingredients, covert liaisons, and hidden compartments.”Kirkus Reviews

“Intrigue, art, food, and deception are woven together in a tale of love and betrayal around the life and legacy of Picasso. Touching and true, this well-written narrative made me long for my mother’s coq au vin and for the sun of Juan-les-Pins.”—Jacques Pépin, chef, TV personality, author

“Camille Aubray has created a vividly imagined tale of a young French woman’s life-changing encounter with the most unconventional artist of the modern age. Intriguing and insightful, the sensory details alone will have you thinking you’re reading the pages seated at a seaside café in the South of France.”—Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life
 
“Takes the reader on a heartfelt journey to the South of France . . . In prose that is wise, atmospheric, and plain fun, Aubray expertly blends fact and fiction to create a rich and memorable tale.”—Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
 
“Aubray brings Picasso brilliantly to life. Her intriguing intertwined narratives are utterly spellbinding and deeply touching—as rare as a page-turner with soul.”—Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Sisterhood and Juliet
 
“Fans of Peter Mayle’s fiction will love Cooking for Picasso, a warm and spicy combination of art, family intrigue, food, and romance, set in sun-drenched Provence.”—Erica Bauermeister, bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients
 
“A love of Gallic gastronomy—and especially the food of Provence—is one of the passions shared by the three generations of French women who are depicted in this intriguing psychological portrait, which doubles as a page-turning thriller based on the search for a missing masterpiece.”—Alexander Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France

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