Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread CrumbsStill Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ahhh, I so enjoyed this latest book by Anna Quindlen! Rebecca Winter is 60 years old; an artist turned photographer, mother, and divorced. At 30, she became famous for her Still Life With Breadcrumb photos and her Kitchen Counter photos which really speak to women about life…now she is supplementing her parents in a Jewish nursing home, battling her agent, and counting her pennies. Rebecca decides to rent out her NY apartment and flee to the country subletting a rundown old cabin,“finding” a dog and a roofer, Jim Bates. The photographer, Rebecca Winter at age 30, and at age 60, create and produce very different photographs. It is this change in a remarkable woman I loved seeing. Rebecca Winter blossoms from the disillusionment in her past and present; manifests change with humor, friendship, and love. Quindlen does a great job with her characters and setting to weave a fascinating look at a woman who makes a calculated change in her life and becomes energized with her photography and new “country” life. Highly recommended!

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