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Voracious Appetites

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray is a novel which made me hungry. I say this because the premise of the story is that while hiding-out In the south of France prior to the second World War, Picasso has a … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova is a long, complicated novel. I say this because the beginning of the story focuses on a male artist living in the present who is arrested after attempting to destroy a painting in The National … Continue reading

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Art Transends

I was disappointed in The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. Having enjoyed Shapiro’s previous novel, I had high expectations for her latest book. Set in modern times, the novel is about a young woman named Danielle who works at Christie’s … Continue reading

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Lasting Impression

The Marriage of Opposites is a new novel by one of my favorite authors, Alice Hoffman. This story is based on the family of Camille Pissarro the well-known impressionist artist. The story traces the history of his ancestors and their plight to … Continue reading

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And Then She Said

About Women: Conversations between a writer and a painter by Lisa Alther and Francoise Gilot is an interesting non-fiction book. Reading much like a play with two famous women as the main characters sans stage directions, the book is an ongoing dialogue … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Buried Alive is a fictional novel by Arnold Bennett. Published in 1908, the book was made into a movie entitled Holy Matrimony in 1943. This is a satire about an accomplished British artist and his valet. The valet, Henry Leek … Continue reading

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