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Cooking for Picasso

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Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray
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Jun 20, 2017 | ISBN 9780399177668

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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

“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

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