To be honest, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is the first book by Anna Quindlen that I have really enjoyed. It drew me in from the very first page. The protagonist, Rebecca Winter, is quite believable. It is very well written – not literary in the sense of being inaccessible but definitely more literary than the average best seller.
I am not going to spoil the book for you – it was published in 2014 and I recommend it to you.
One unusual thing about the book was the way the chapters were named. Here is a sample:
How she wound up there – the inspirational version
Knew it when she saw it
Safe as houses
What happened next – him
Mysterious and heart-breaking
It's almost like the author is communicating directly with you through the chapter names rather than the protagonist. It was a little odd but I liked it.
The cover of the book, while attractive, doesn't really give any clues as to what the book is about. Some Goodreads reviews say it is a love story but I don't think that is the guts of the book at all.