Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9780812995756
0812995759
9781448185306
1448185300
9780091954116
0091954118
1306300010
9781306300018
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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mahsirg
Jul 24, 2020

Totally agree with the review by AlteredStaite. Although beautifully written, this is nothing but a Harlequin book for the senior set........I couldn't be bothered to finish it......too boring!

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Ptb5star
Jul 04, 2020

Loved this book. A love story with twists along the way. Left me wistful and nostalgic.

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writermala
Jul 01, 2020

Have you ever rushed through a book because you're enjoying it so much and then regretted it because you've finished? For me this was that book. I just loved the style of writing and the character of Rebecca Winter and yes Jim Bates too. To describe it as a Romance will be selling it short but yes I did want to see how the romance turned out. Rebecca is a photographer and Quindlen's description of her was so beautiful that I said to myself "I wish I could take pictures like that." And as always while reading Quindlen's book I wished I could write like her. The character of Polly James does not play too major a role but it was poignant and brought tears to my eyes. All in all a "must read."

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Macker_1
Mar 14, 2020

I ejoyed this book, and intend to read more of this author's books. I liked the ending - if I want to see stories with sad endings, I can always watch the news.

Katherine_A Jul 19, 2019

Beautiful writing style. Anna Quindlen does a fabulous job portraying the main character, Rebecca Winters, trials and tribulations as he finds her way in life.

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SCL_BookClubs
Oct 02, 2018

The Monday Afternoon Book Club had a wonderful discussion of this title, with some saying the novel was a bit bland while others found it subtle and rich. Either way, there was a lot to talk about - some delightful side characters and plots.

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glotet
Oct 01, 2018

What an absolutely delightful story from start to finish with some appropriate sadness here and there.

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AlteredStaite
Oct 31, 2017

Sweet and well written but just middle aged chic lit- Harlequin for the senior set. Famous and successful older woman falls on hard times (even though she owns an outrageously expensive apartment in New York) so 'drops out' to a picturesque little cottage in the country and 'finds love' with some hot young lumberjack type in a small town. BARF

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cherymcginness
May 14, 2017

Photographer from New York must go live in country to try to save money. Learns about life, herself, small town communities.

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feralranger
Mar 02, 2017

Some of us have the ability to make independent choices for a fresh start. The main character, Rebecca does just that but doesn't realize that is whats shes done. She thinks she is giving in, giving up and dropping out of her circle of friends and celebrity status as a photographer. She took an iconic photograph (still life with breadcrumbs) that brought her fame.
Now as she retreats to a rustic cabin in upstate New York she begins to discover that seeing with her camera and her eyes may be two completely different ways of looking at the world. And both introduce her to a new way of being and sharing that makes for a satisfying reading experience. Funny and smart and sad and hopeful.

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