Anna Quindlen has always been one of my favorite fiction writers and here’s why, her books all have a real life ring to them that you don’t often find without having the story go sappy and melodramatic or (as lately) dark to the point of tortuous. The story follows a period in a 60 year old woman’s life. She finds her finances to be so precarious that she sublets her Manhattan apartment and moves to a furnished mountain cabin about 2 hours away. She thinks that she may be able to save some money and reevaluate her situation at the same time. Anna Quindlen weaves the story to include a host of supporting characters that impact the story’s trajectory. We care what happens to ALL of them and as the story ends, you (the reader) are actually uplifted. This is not one of those “At Home in the Mountains” kind of book, but a slice of life that will leave you satisfied… that you took the time to read Still Life with Bread Crumbs.