Sept. 6: Still Life With Bread Crumbs

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still life with bread crumbsStill 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 descendant, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the New York 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. 
 
"Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure."-USA Today"
 
"Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life."-Publishers Weekly
 
Please join us Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the LLL Center. Alice Haywood will facilitate the discussion. It is free but registration is required.
 
Upcoming books:
Oct. 4 - The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Nov. 1 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Dec. 6 - The Other Einstein: A Novel by Marie Benedict
 
Books read thus far are: 
  • August 2018: Last Bus to Wisdom 
  • July 2018: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
  • June 2017: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 
  • July 2017: The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion.
  • August 2017:  3mph: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World by Polly Letofsky
  • September 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • October 2017: These is My Words by Nancy Turner
  • Nov. 2, Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Dec. 7, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Jan. 4: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  • Feb. 1: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • March 1: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • April 5: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • May 3: Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg
  • June 7: When Breath Becomes Air

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