Still 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 descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the 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.
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by Anna Quindlen
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"Carrington MacDuffieOs rich voice is a perfect match for QuindlenOs exquisite story about 60-year-old Rebecca Winter, a once famous photographer who moves to a remote country cottage, hoping to find herself. MacDuffie captures RebeccaOs melancholy at leaving her decadent New York City lifestyle behind, her strength as she discovers how being alone can heal, and her dry humor as she accepts the situations and people that come her wayNincluding a roofer named Jim Bates and a stray dog named Jack. The story is both touching and humorous as complex themes are balanced by a sweet love story. MacDuffieOs natural style and subtle character voices add even more charm to the story, keeping the listener engaged from start to finish. M.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"