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  • The Cooking Class in San Sebastián

  • By: Karen Tripson
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Laurence's quiet life in Seattle is shaken and stirred when 70-year-old Eva sweeps him off his 76-year-old feet. He's a retired Boeing engineer who likes to read and cook. She's a powerhouse CEO who suggests shocking ideas about sex, love, and marriage. Romance is exciting at every age, but can this unlikely couple create a future together? Drew's gallery is struggling through the Great Recession. He risks his finances and reputation to try to save it with a unique Basque art exhibit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visit San Sebastián with out leaving Seattle

  • By Gary Powell on 04-17-18

Inspired by love at any age & Basque food

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

The Cooking School at San Sebastian, the second in Karen Tripson’s series, set in

Seattle, mingles stories of the men and women, of all ages, whose common bond is an interest

in food, wine, art and literature.

Weaving the stories of a gallery’s owners struggles in a poor economy, an older couples

falling in love (with the attendant problems of money, adult children), and a beautiful mysterious

French art connesuire, creates a suspenseful, humorous, well-paced novel of manners. Falling

in love is not easy at any age.

A cooking class at San Sebastian, Spain, taken by one of the minor characters, leads

to the art gallery creating a show of the art of the Basque of the American West (and some

recipes for their wonderful food served at the gallery opening).

Many of the characters were introduced in The Cooking School at Kuala Lumpur, but

it isn’t necessary to have read the first novel. The Cooking Class at San Sebastian hints at

new stories to come in what will be the third novel in this charming series.

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