Monday, February 10, 2014

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Rebecca Winter is sixty years old, a successful photographer who at one point knew great fame and fortune. As she enters her twilight years her work is no longer selling and she finds herself in financial difficulty.

Rebecca is still youthful looking and active, trying to start up her career again. She has financial obligations aplenty, and her dwindling income has made it necessary for her to rent out her Manhattan apartment while she retreats to a smaller (and cheaper) cottage in the country.

Small town life brings a new perspective to Winters as she meets the locals, takes in a dog, and even begins to take pictures once more.  

Quindlen's novel is a gem.  I love how she has created a character that is older but who still is vibrant and full of life.  There seem to be few books that give this demographic fair representation.

This would be an excellent book club selection. Highly recommended.


Jill said...

I read this over the weekend and LOVED it!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think I will definitely be able to relate to this one. Glad u liked it.