June Online Book Club for Adults
Join us for online camaraderie at our Zoom meeting of the June Islamorada Library Book Club for adults. This month’s selection: “Cooking for Picasso” by Camille Aubray. Even if you don’t finish the book, please read what you can and join us anyways for a friendly gathering.
Email library staff member Charlotte Caria at email@example.com for the Zoom meeting ID and password.
Amazon plot summary: 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 a 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 and destiny.
“A tasty blend of romance, mystery, and French cooking.”—Margaret Atwood, via Twitter