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Cooking for Picasso : a novel / Camille Aubray.

Aubray, Camille, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Altona Library F Aub (Text) 35864002276002 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/31/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399177651
  • ISBN: 0399177655
  • ISBN: 9780399177668
  • Physical Description: 390 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: The French Riviera, spring 1936: It's off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Café Paradis. A mysterious new patron who's slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request - to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he's secretly rented, where he wishes to remain incognito. Pablo Picasso is at the momentous crossroads in his personal and professional life - and for him, art and women are always entwined. The spirited Ondine, chafing under her family's authority and nursing a broken heart, is just beginning to discover her own talents and appetites. Her encounter with Picasso will continue to affect her life for many decades onward, as the great artist and the talented young chef each pursue their own passions. New York, present day: Céline, a Hollywood makeup artist who's come home for the holidays, learns from her mother, Julie, that Grandmother Ondine once cooked for Picasso. Prompted by her mother's enigmatic stories and the hint of more family secrets yet to be uncovered, Céline carries out Julie's wishes and embarks on a voyage to the very town where Ondine and Picasso first met. In the lush, heady atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur, and with the help of several eccentric fellow guests attending a rigorous cooking class at her hotel, Céline discovers truths about art, culture, cuisine, and love that enable her to embrace her own future.
Subject: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 > Fiction.
Cooking > France > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Nineteen thirties > Fiction.
Painters > France > Fiction.
Teenage girls > France > Fiction.
Women cooks > France > Fiction.
Riviera (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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