Tag Archives: France

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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Say What?

When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins threw me for a loop.¬† I went into this book expecting a “hilarious” true story about the American author and her French husband. What I discovered was a book … Continue reading

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Ten Paces

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow was not what I expected. Lured by the hype of the popular Broadway play, I decided to take a gander at the book upon which it is based. As I read the book, I was … 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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Survival

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah tells a sad story about two fictional sisters living in France prior to and during the Nazi occupation in World War II. The sisters are several years apart in age and different in nature. Left … Continue reading

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Paris

The tragic, senseless attacks yesterday in Paris have left me deeply saddened and troubled. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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