Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

A Novel

Large Print - 2014 | 1st large print ed.
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, c2014.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
ISBN: 9780804194396
0804194394
Branch Call Number: QUIND
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 24 cm.

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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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diannehildebrand
Dec 29, 2016

A great holiday read. The characters are unique and the story line, while not sizzling, keeps you turning the pages.

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ronchervy
Aug 23, 2016

Too hard to get into.

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perriko
Jun 10, 2016

This book was good, but loosely woven with extraneous side stories.

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Gensc
May 29, 2016

I would describe this book as solidly "ok". This writing is good but not overly compelling. I found myself putting the book down for weeks at a time before picking it up again. The characters are interesting and there were a few surprising twists and turns, but the pay-off was lame. I thought the conclusion was underwhelming and seemed a little too sacchariney sweet for a wrap up. I might give another one of her books a try, but it's not high on my list.

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cemetery613
Jan 02, 2016

I enjoyed this book. The characters came through difficulty and realized a better life. Pleasantly contrived. Ending was a quick "tie up."

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Alena_C
Oct 31, 2015

From the first page, I quickly fell in love with Anna Quindlen's beautiful writing style. Still Life With Bread Crumbs is a lyrical, quiet read that explores the facets of aging, art, love, and solitude.

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readerpat
Jun 29, 2015

An interesting story about a 60 year old photographer who rents a cottage in the country while she rents out her New York flat to earn some money. She meets a younger man and starts a friendship which leads into a romance.

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Wong_Anne
Jun 11, 2015

A fresh take on the Summer / Autumn romance. The set-up portion of the book felt awkward, but once the Quindlen stopped reiterating how dire the condition of the cabin and how financially insecure Rebecca had become; the story moved along at a good pace. In such a small town, the story line was a bit flawed that Rebecca would not learn of any deaths that may have occurred; however, that was a necessary plot line to move the story forward. All in all, well written and enjoyable.

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