Still Life with Bread Crumbs

LOVED IT! But I knew I would. Anna Quindlen is a fantastic writer. I’d even be interested in reading her grocery lists. I didn’t have second thoughts about heading right out to buy Still Life with Bread Crumbs when I heard about it. 60 year old Rebecca Winter’s career as a professional photographer has seen better days. Where once she was the talk of the town, now she’s counting her pennies and checking her bank balance daily. When she sees an advertizement for a “cottage” in the middle of nowhere she thinks her problems may be solved. Renting her amazing New York apartment at today’s going rate would allow her to lease this cottage, pay the rent on her mother’s care at the assisted living facility that she now calls home, help her son Ben occasionally with a nice cheque, and even “do” for her father who, with the help of Sonja his caregiver, still lives on his own closeby. And who knows, maybe even put some money aside for her golden years which are fast approaching. This story isn’t a bit of fluff. Quindlen make us think about everything she writes, and this book digs deep into the soul of a women in flux. Change happens whether we like it or not, and Rebecca discovers that there’s more to look forward to in her life at age 60 than she ever thought. This is a wonderful story. I totally resonated with bits and pieces of Quindlen’s supurb writing, and I’m sure you will too. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. It’s a terrific read.

Comments (2) »

  1. Simone Said,

    April 23, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    Dear Linda,

    Can’t wait to read Anna’s new book.

    Miss you,

  2. linda Said,

    April 24, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    Simone… you will love it! Rebecca is a photographer. A professional, but what the heck – I felt a kinship with her immediately. Enjoy!

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