Now out: A Portrait in Poems The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas by Evie Robillard

This is a charming story about Gertrude Stein and her world including her brother, Alice and the many artists that they knew. Gertrude’s acquaintance with Picasso is there as are stories about Gertrude’s salon. Space is even given to the sweet dog, Basket. The illustrations are whimsical and very appealing. The story itself is simply told and engages the reader/listener. Additionally, the text is interspersed with quotes.

At the end of the book, there are additional sections. One of these focuses on why Stein’s artworks were not taken by the Germans during WWII. There are also a timeline, a list of Stein’s writings and a bibliography.

I found this book to be very appealing. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

 

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