Title: Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher : Random House, 2014
Summary/Review : Rebecca Winter is 60 and newly divorced. She is a lifelong New Yorker and a well-known photographer. Her photographs are no longer bringing in the money she needs to provide care for her elderly parents. Hoping to save some money and come up with artistic inspiration, Rebecca decides to sublet her expensive New York apartment and moves into a rustic cabin a couple of hours away in the country. It turns out that the “lovely” cabin is not what it was portrayed to be in the ad. Rebecca soon learns that country living is very different from her life style in Manhattan. Many people become part of her new life, including a young roofer named Jim Bates. Thus begins a very touching and realistic love story.
Who will like this book: Anyone who enjoys women’s fiction. The author delivers a potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.
If you like this, try this: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A memoir by Anna Quindlen
Recommended by: Beverly D, Branch Circulation Coordinator
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