C. S. Lewis once said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Rebecca Winter, at the age of 60, is about to discover the truth of that profound statement. Her early fame as a photographer is waning, divorce comes about, aging parents need care, and finances are dwindling.
To regain some financial stability, Rebecca rents her Manhattan condo and takes a year's lease on a rustic cabin in the woods...with surprising results. Her photographic skills are enhanced and new relationships are formed with very ordinary people, transforming her life.
Anna Quindlen is a master storyteller, developing characters we care about in beautiful prose, leading us to believe truly that it is never too late to embrace life's second chances.
A superb love story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen
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 more exciting than she ever imagined.