Still Life with Bread Crumbs

6 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 7 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. ISBN 9781480533141. $79.97; 6 CDs. retail ed.; 1 MP3-CD. library/retail eds.; Playaway digital; digital download. F
Quindlen's (Every Last One) latest novel features Rebecca Winter, an award-winning photographer in her 60s who is seemingly at the end of a lucrative career. Rebecca has lived for years on royalties from some very successful photographs. Like many of her fellow baby boomers, she is balancing the need to support her elderly parents and help her son get established while dealing with a diminishing income. To save money, she rents out her pricey Manhattan apartment and moves to a shabby rental cottage in rural New York State. This move unexpectedly reinvigorates both her personal life and her photography. Carrington MacDuffie is a polished and effective narrator.
VERDICT Recommended for all public libraries. ["With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman," read the review of the Random hc," LJ 11/1/13.]
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