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Random House
272 pages
Product Description
<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br><br>A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author of<i> Rise and Shine, Blessings, </i>and<i> A Short Guide to a Happy Life</i></b><br>  <br> <i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i> 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.<br>  <br> Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, <i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i> 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.<br><br><b>Praise for <i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i></b><br><br>“Quindlen has made a home at the top of the bestsellers lists with novels that capture the grace and frailty of everyday life, and her latest work is sure to take her there again. With spare, elegant prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br>  <br> “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br>  <br> “A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and star in the pantheon of domestic fiction (<i>Every Last One</i>, 2010), Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br>  <br> “Profound . . . engaging.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>