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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 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 Anna Quindlen
 
About Every Last One
 
“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”People
 
“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 Rise and Shine
 
“A writerly achievement.”The New York Times
 
“[A] classic story.”The Washington Post Book World
 
About Blessings
 
“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.”—The Miami Herald
 
“Richly imagined.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
About Black and Blue
 
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
About One True Thing
 
“A triumph.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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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 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 Anna Quindlen
 
About Every Last One
 
“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”People
 
“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 Rise and Shine
 
“A writerly achievement.”The New York Times
 
“[A] classic story.”The Washington Post Book World
 
About Blessings
 
“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.”—The Miami Herald
 
“Richly imagined.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
About Black and Blue
 
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
About One True Thing
 
“A triumph.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
Paperback (352 pages)
Published: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Imprint: Random House Large Print
ISBN: 9780804194396
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  • Still Life With Bread Crumbs

    Still Life With Bread Crumbs
    Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Rise and Shine, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life, returns with a love story, and the deeply satisfying story of the changing dimensions of a woman's life.Once a world-famous photographer, known for her iconic image, "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," Rebecca Winter has drifted out of the spotlight, and is now more inclined to think of herself as the Artist Formerly Known as Rebecca Winter. As her income dries up, she decides to leave behind the expensive world she knows in New York City, sublet her apartment, and move to a small, inexpensive cabin in the country, where her life falls into a quieter rhythm. With the help of a local man named Jim Bates, she begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions. At a point in her life when she thought so much was behind her, Rebecca finds herself with a second chance-at life, love, her career, and most important, her understanding of herself. Beautifully told and powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a love story, a story of a woman's life, and a story of the things we can see - and can't see - when we look at the world around us.

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