Still Life With Bread Crumbs
January 28, 2014
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". . . an entertaining story of a woman seeking renewal . . ."
Rebecca Winters was a successful photographer in New York City. She was known for capturing ordinary objects up-close in her photos. In her prime, Rebecca made a lucrative living selling her photographs in high-society studios. Now years later, she is faced with new challenges as her photos lack freshness, her income is stale and her popularity has waned. Rebecca finds herself with little choice but to rent out her apartment and leave the city.
Anna Quindlen’s Still Life with Bread Crumbs is Rebecca’s story after she escapes the posh life in the city and relocates to a small town. Rebecca is quickly introduced to country life by Sarah, the owner of a small coffee and pastry shop. Sarah is responsible for introducing Rebecca to Jim Bates, a roofer who came to Rebecca’s rescue when a pesky critter broke into the cottage.
As their Jim and Rebecca’s relationship develops, Jim’s loyalty to Rebecca becomes tested when he discovers what Rebecca used for her new photo subjects. Was her success with these new photos worth the cost of losing Jim? What is Jim Bates hiding from Rebecca?
Quindlen offers the reader an entertaining story of a woman seeking renewal and confronting her inner resistance in order to find and accept love.
Reviewer: Tammy L. Sanchez, MPW; Freelance Writer