Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

 

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.

 

5 comments:

  1. I've only read Quindlen's essays but I did enjoy them.

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  2. I read her book: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

    It was enjoyable. I haven't read anything else.

    I like how she heads the chapters.

    THANKS for sharing.

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  3. I've read just one book. This title intrigues me!

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  4. I would love to read this intriguing book. What you say about the chapter names is interesting and unique.

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  5. I read her other book. This one sounds interesting.

    THANKS for sharing.

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