Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Hardback
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This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction 2014 The New York Times bestseller.

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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A wonderful book about how it is never too late, howimportant it is to pay attention to yourself to finally understand what it is that matters to you and what person you have become. The main character is so tangible, the reader has no difficulty to follow and feel what she does. Everybody else in the book is immediatelly and brilliantly present and helps the story along. The book is also very funny at times, as well as very wise and beautifully written, alive and full of positive energy. A great read.

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