STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBSIf you are on vacation or if you need a vacation, Anna Quindlen’s latest novel, STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS is a perfect escape.  A modern-day fantasy about a formerly famous photographer who is down on her luck and meets a roofer who changes her life (OK, maybe I am oversimplifying a bit, but still—he does), it’s totally predictable but at the same time completely engrossing.  The characters are believable and, except for the mean ones, lovable.  Quindlen’s romance is not so much a comedy as a social critique of upper-class New Yorkers that peels back a few layers and—why not mix in another metaphor?—levels the playing field.  In short, if you are tired of workworkwork and the 24-hour news cycle, it’s a good way to spend an afternoon.  (PS—Thanks to my friend Sandy Gingras for the recommendation!)


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Creator of The Literacy Cookbook (, I am an educational consultant who also happens to love to read incessantly. I found myself referring friends to so many books that it seemed like time to create a blog to record all of these recommendations. So here it is.
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