Synopses & Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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
“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
From the Hardcover edition.