Cooking for Picasso
In 1936 Ondine, who is seventeen years old, is sent by her father, the owner of Café Paradis, to cook at the villa of a man who wants to paint Incognito in Southern France. Ondine sees this as her chance to get away from her family and life at the cafe for a while. The encounter with the famous painter is one that will change her life dramatically. In 2016 Celine a Hollywood makeup artist is in Antibes to look into the stories told to her by her mother about her Grandmother Ondine.
This smart, charming book is two stories in one. I have to say it's probably one of the most interesting books I've read (or listened to) all year. I say, listened to because I received an audio version of this book. It was my first experience with an audio book, and I just loved it, both the book and the experience. The packaging was beautiful as was the reading. The narrator, Mozhan Marno had a beautiful voice that made the story come alive for me. I think readers who enjoy books about France will love this one.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for allowing me to read (or rather, listen to) this book in exchange for an honest review.