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Still Life with Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
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A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life   Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca... show more
A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life   Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.   Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.   Praise for the novels of Anna Quindlen   “Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.”—The Washington Post, about Every Last One   “New friends await readers . . . characters you will delight in getting to know and miss once you’ve finished the book.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, about Rise and Shine   “[Quindlen] writes passionately . . . painstakingly uncovering all the intensity, suspicion and primitive love that bonds mothers and daughters.”—The Boston Globe, about One True Thing   “A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.”—The Miami Herald, about Blessings   “Mesmerizing . . . impossible to put down.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, about Black and Blue   “A small triumph . . . elaborate and playful . . . honest and deeply felt . . . Here is the Quindlen wit, the sharp eye for details of class and manners, the ardent reading of domestic lives.”—The New York Times, about Object Lessons
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781400065752 (1400065755)
ASIN: 1400065755
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
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erina21
erina21 rated it
5.0 Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Still Life with Bread Crumbs Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quinlan is the story about Rebecca a 60-year-old previously famous photographer, She rents her New York apartment due to financial difficulties, and rents an inexpensive cottage in a small town. It's a story of new beginnings. Th...
Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
4.0 Some work of noble note, may yet be done
Rebecca Winter is sixty, a famous photographer whose career is in decline. Divorced, she’s dealing with caring for elderly parents and trying to assist her grown son. Expenses are coming close to exceeding income and to address this she rents a modest cottage near a small town in upstate New York an...
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1.5 Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Perhaps this review is a bit biased because I feel as if I've just read the same book twice. I started this book just after finishing Still Life with Bread Crumbs, a book I didn't much care for. Unfortunately, this book seemed like the exact same novel, set in a separate location and time period. Bo...
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2.5 Review: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
This book is a summary of all the things I dislike about modern day Romanticism. It fetishizes nature and makes out those who live in rural areas to be a less racist noble savage. While I appreciate the depiction of older women, especially older women artists that made their own way and explore gend...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
5.0 A Wider Perspective
Rebecca Winter used to be famous for her photographs. A picture called ‘Still Life with Breadcrumbs’, showing the leftovers of a dinner party the morning after, made her name both in artistic circles and it the woman’s movement. But that was ages ago, when she was still married to a man who turned o...
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