This year, I am trying to read more broadly. I will always adore mysteries and fiction but also want to expand and keep learning and challenging myself. I have read part of this biography so the full review will follow later. I recommend it already though. Suzanne Valadon had such an interesting, often difficult life. So far, I have learned a great deal about the hardships that her mother faced, French history and customs; and Suzanne’s early years. She will be a well-known model, painter and mother of a painter by the time I finish this book. So many of us have admired Renoir paintings; there was just a marvelous exhibit at the Phillips in DC. This is a chance to learn more about what transpired behind the scenes. More to come but but this on your TBR pile. It comes out in February.