Though it sounds like a mystery, The Missing Matisse is a memoir by the grandson of famous artist, Henri Matisse. Pierre Matisse came to age in Nazi occupied France. His family was constantly on the move to stay out of danger. His father was involved with secret resistance activities in which young Pierre grew up becoming a part of. His story gave a fascinating look at life in Nazi occupied France leading up to and during World War II. His story is gripping.

Matisse’s story also centers heavily around the theme of identity. He spent much of his childhood (and adulthood) wondering who his real father was and who he was at the center of his being. Eventually, after moving to Canada and later the United States, and after a string of marriages, Matisse answered the call of God which he realized had been in his life all along.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.