Still Life with Bread Crumbs A superb love story from Anna Quindlen the 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 gun

  • Title: Still Life with Bread Crumbs
  • Author: Anna Quindlen
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  • 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 HeA 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 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 About Blessings 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 ChronicleFrom the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Anna Quindlen

      ANNA QUINDLEN is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self help bestseller lists She is the author of eight novels Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller s Valley Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold than a million copies While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

    841 thoughts on “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”

    1. The entire novel has a beautifully understated feel about it so I will aim to be likewise here.Sometimes, when you finish a book, you just want to sit and hold it to keep hold of the feeling the book gave you for just a little longer This is one of those books Something special 5

    2. I admire Anna Quindlen and like her writing a great deal For that reason, I was anxious to read Bread Crumbs Sadly, while the book kept me engaged enough to care a bit about the characters and where they ended up, I found the story shallow and trite Anna s central character Rebecca Winter is an intelligent, accomplished and sophisticated professional photographer , albeit on the downside of a brilliant career and separated from her erudite and egotistical husband She also has a son and two reluc [...]

    3. She is a prisoner in the amber of her own past.Well, this is pure fluff.Which isn t bad, per say, but there s no substance here.It s about a 60 year old woman Rebecca who was a very successful photographer, but now she is poor Why is poor in quotes, Carmen Well, even though Rebecca goes on and on about her poverty in the novel, it seems as if she and I have different ideas of what constitutes poverty For instance, she lives in a beautiful, spacious Manhattan apartment She is forced to rent it an [...]

    4. First time I am seeing the cover and it is beautiful Rebecca Winter, aged sixty, a photographer how became very well known with a grouping of pictures that give the book its title She could be any woman or every woman, never expected to find herself trying to make ends meet, taking a less expensive cottage and renting out her expensive New York apartment Finding herself ,like so many of us at that age, sandwiched between two generations, that of her sons and her aged parents This is a quiet and [...]

    5. Love stories can be tricky they can be too sappy and unbelievable or they can be overdrawn and melodramatic, but now and again they can be life affirming and heartwarming Anna Quindlen s latest novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs falls firmly into the latter category Rebecca Winter is an unlikely protagonist for a love story A photographer, whose work once defined the feminist movement, is now sixty, divorced, and close to broke Her aging parents and her son have become somewhat of a financial dr [...]

    6. Still Life with Bread Crumbs has been called the literary equivalent of comfort food, but it just made me feel uncomfortable I really wanted to like this, since it is authored by Anna Quindlen and the premise sounded somewhat interesting after the story devolved into a vaguely creepy May December romance lacking Quindlen s usual gifted writing I was sadly disappointed I had hoped for a book with than a predictable plot, one dimensional characters, and rambling writing, but when I came to the li [...]

    7. First I need to get this off my chest Reviewers, do not say that Rebecca, at 60, is past her prime I m 66 and just zeroing in on my prime Not acceptable jargon.OK, my exact rating would be 4.5 as I thought this was a wonderful, beautifully written gift of a story Rebecca Winters experiences life with the sort of acceptance that opens doors She takes the time to discover her still photos rather than staging them She doesn t seek but she finds She doesn t expect life to be a joyous adventure but s [...]

    8. Oh, Anna What a disappointment.I hope I m not being overly hard on this book because I expected from Anna Quindlen I liked her memoir and remember enjoying One True Thing, and was okay if not thrilled with some of her other fiction But she lost me with this one Still Life is definitely a good description of this book It certainly is still, with not much movement And it s a slice of life than an actual story There are two types of characters populating this novel There are people who like Rebec [...]

    9. I am dismayed at some of the reviews I read of this book that derides it for being a comfortable read When did it become mandatory that novels be torturous and uncomfortable Sometimes a book can be a rich and satisfying meal instead of a bitter dose of medicine I thoroughly enjoyed this novel Rebecca, is a 60 year old photographer who has gained wealth and acclaim from an iconic series of photos Inflation and the vagaries of the art world have caught up with her and she has to downsize from her [...]

    10. Anna Quindlen s Still Life with Breadcrumbs was unexpectedly intricate and engaging This is a book I picked up from the library for two reasons I love books with quirky titles, and this book certainly appealed on that criteria I was interested to discover what relevance the title had to the plot It annoys me when the title is merely a title and has nothing to do with the book I was not disappointed, but I am not going to reveal the connection Read it and discover for yourself Secondly, I needed [...]

    11. The feminine side of me is well represented in my reading choices How do I manage to select books to read that turn out to be chick lit I usually don t figure it out until I see that most of the GR reviews are by women and then I sigh and say, Another one I first read Anna Quindlen when she had an occasional column on the back page of Newsweek Although I do not normally read regular columns, I looked forward to the issues where she appeared So when I saw this eBook on my online library, I checke [...]

    12. BLURBStill 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, powerf [...]

    13. I d rate this 4.5 stars.Lovely That s the word that kept coming to my mind as I read Anna Quindlen s latest novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs It was just a lovely book, emotional, thought provoking, and really enjoyable.Rebecca Winter used to be something A once revered photographer whose iconic works were viewed as feminist statements, her photographs aren t selling well any, her agent is becoming increasingly hostile toward her, and her bank balance keeps declining At 60 years old, when she [...]

    14. I can always depend on an enjoyable read when I pick up a Quindlen book and this was no different However, almost a week later this book has stayed with me, snuck up on me and may now be my favorite of hers Rebecca Winter is a famous photographer who accidentally became a symbol for women everywhere The problem comes in the fact that that was some time ago Her life is unravelling and she is at a loss as to how to get it back This is a coming of age story, but the coming of age is at the age of 6 [...]

    15. DNF nach 45 % In der Stadtb cherei habe ich einfach mal blind nach diesem Buch gegriffen, da das Hauptthema des Romans gem des Klappentextes eigentlich nicht uninteressant klang und teilweise auf meine Person auch zutraf Die Protagonistin Rebecca hat einen beruflichen R ckschlag und war aufgrund ihres Alters gezwungen, ihr Leben zu berdenken Sie entscheidet sich f r eine Auszeit auf dem Land und flieht aus NY Also ein klassisches Aussteigerthema Also da kann man was drau en machen Aussteiger sin [...]

    16. I really enjoyed this I felt comforted at the end Also, it was just good writing.A really nice story about Rebecca an artist photographer who has money problems So she subleases her New York City apartment to another and then pays lower rent to live in a small town in the country two hours away She becomes friends with some locals One friendship turns into something between Rebecca age 60 and Jim who is 44 The story has a womens fiction feel since it deals with her work, her life, her friends, [...]

    17. Q is for QuindlenRead a book by an author you have not yet read.Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles paired with Mistress of the Art of Death 3.5 starsThis is a tough book for me to review It is not the type of book I typically read It was recommended to be my a friend She told me I would understand why she gave it to me once I d read it I was reading and reading and couldn t figure it out 60 year old Rebecca Winters made a life taking pictures She kinda got famous Won awards And the [...]

    18. Four and a half stars Some writers have the knack of taking the everyday occurrences and small moments and weaving them into a story that charms That s what I like about Anna Quindlen s work, that and her honesty when dealing with subjects I related easily to the main character, 60 year old Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose works reflected the understated tenor of this novel This is not a page turner but it is a gentle exploration of a complex character and in particular of a woman who underg [...]

    19. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quinlan is the story of Rebecca a 60 year old previously famous photographer She leaves New York due to financial difficulties and rents an inexpensive cabin out in the woods It s a story of new beginnings The highlight of the book is her budding romance with her roofer A wonderful love story A nice theme about her being able to reinvent herself at the age of 60.The audiobook is only 6 cd s and quick to get thru.3.5 out of 5 stars.

    20. The only other book I ve read by this well known and respected author was Black and Blue which I absolutely loved, so I was surprised when I so disliked this book that so many people are raving about.I listened to Still Life on audio and it read like a made for tv Hallmark movie of the week It was predictable, schmaltzy and above all boring The sentences went on like meandering country roads going no where and in need of repair Perhaps I would have liked this better had I read and not listened t [...]

    21. I have been a Anna Quindlin fan since reading the first few sentences of Black and Blue 10 or 15 years ago I still remember getting chills reading about the abusive husband s butterscotch syrup voice I was hooked One of Anna Quindlin s many talents is creating complex and relatable characters She s done it again in Still Life With Breadcrumbs with Rebecca and her new friend Jim Nates Even the dog is worth caring about This not a fast paced action packed plot driven story It s interesting charact [...]

    22. First I have to say that I love Anna Quindlen Maybe it is because we are of a similar generation, maybe it is because we both share Italian heritage and growing up Catholic but whatever the reason, when I read her work I feel like I am reading my own mail So I was thrilled to have an opportunity to read an ARC of her new novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs While this novel does not have the punch of some of her other works, it was a very familiar and comfortable read It is a story of a woman a s [...]

    23. Rebecca Winter is a New Yorker and a photographer She took some photos of the mess on her kitchen counter after her husband had brought home dinner guests unannounced and he then went to bed when it was time to clean up These pictures sort of defined her marriage and later, after making her famous, defined Rebecca Following her inevitable divorce, she lives on their proceeds, but now at 60 the money is running out and she is trying to continue paying for her mother s nursing home, her father s r [...]

    24. This book attracted my attention because the main character is 60 years old I m glad to find a novel about an aging person of the boomer generation still involved with romance This book qualifies for the romantic novel genre I think I mention it here because my recent review of Possession A Romance indicated it to be not of that genre In this case the main character is a Jewish divorced woman who is also famous in the artistic community She has been forced to flee New York City and move to a rur [...]

    25. So incredibly late to the party on this book and this author But I loved it The central struggle of what it means to remain relevant as an artist and a woman and how one must continue to examine the evolution of those things felt incredibly poignant to me And the world of this novel was so richly imagined I wanted to live in the community the author created

    26. 3.5 5While this is characterized as a love story in its summaries, I would have to argue that this is less a love story than a story of a woman discovering life at 60 She shares less than a handful of conversations with the man she falls in love with throughout the book, making the relationship feel less credible than it should.My favorite part of the book was the humorous side stories and anecdotes, which gave the story life it otherwise wouldn t have had These side stories give you a sense tha [...]

    27. If you like Anna Quindlen, you will love this one If you ve never read her books, this is a good one to start with Much less intense than her previous work of fiction, it s the story of a 60 year old woman who finds that she must re invent herself This reinvention happens is many different ways, a lot of them accidental, but sometimes, as the main character says, You just know it when you see it.

    28. A simple story, really Yet utterly compelling I couldn t help but turn page after page wondering What happens next A woman taken completely out of her context, not so much by choice, but for financial survival, has none of the amenities she s used to But through trial and error, she comes to relish her new stark environs And through the lens of authentic and transparency no pretension whatsoever she discovers her true self and allows others to find her as well.

    29. I liked, but didn t love this book it was a super easy read despite the fact that it took me nearly a week to get through it concentration is shot recently One thing I absolutely loved about it was the focus on Rebecca s finances I know, I know, sounds boring, but it was so true to life In so many books if money is discussed it is because the subjects are either incredibly rich or in extreme poverty Rebecca wasn t yet poverty stricken but still had major money woes throughout the book view spoil [...]

    30. Some people are just gifted It s wonderful to see people like that operating within their gift Anna Quindlen is such a person she is a gifted writer She is able to plop a bunch of words down onto a page and to somehow distill truth from them I believe any woman, but particularly a middle aged woman, would enjoy this book I recommend this book for any woman who has ever been married anyone who s ever wanted to bag her life and escape to a cabin in the mountains people who appreciate small town st [...]

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