Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

By Anna Quindlen

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER

A extraordinary love tale from Anna Quindlen, the #1 manhattan Times bestselling writer of upward push and Shine, benefits, and a quick consultant to a cheerful Life
 
Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs starts with an imagined gunshot and ends with a brand new tin roof. among the 2 is a wry and understanding portrait of Rebecca wintry weather, a photographer whose paintings made her an not going heroine for lots of ladies. Her occupation is now descendent, her financial institution stability shaky, and he or she has fled town for the center of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roof repairer named Jim Bates, that what she sees via a digital camera lens isn't really all there's to life.
 
Brilliantly written, powerfully saw, Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs is a deeply relocating and sometimes very comic story of unforeseen love, and a stunningly crafted trip into the lifetime of a girl, her center, her brain, her days, as she discovers that lifestyles is a narrative with many degrees, a narrative that's longer and extra fascinating than she ever imagined.

Praise for Still existence with Bread Crumbs

“There comes a second in each novelist’s occupation whilst she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking loose right into a marriage of tone and elegance, of plot and characterization, that’s completely her personal. Anna Quindlen’s amazing romantic comedy of manners is simply this type of publication. . . . Taken as a complete, Quindlen’s writings symbolize a beneficiant and relocating interrogation of women’s event around the strains of sophistication and race. . . . [Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs] proves all of the extra relocating due to its gentle, subtle humor. Quindlen’s least brazenly political novel, it packs maybe the main severe punch. . . . Quindlen has added a singular that might have a endurance all its own.”The ny occasions booklet Review
 
“Charming . . . a sizzling cup of tea of a narrative, soft and comforting in regards to the vulnerabilities of getting old . . . a pleasure.”USA Today
 
“[The protagonist’s] pictures are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does a similar the following along with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”People

“Quindlen has made a house on the best of the bestsellers lists with novels that catch the grace and frailty of daily life, and her most modern paintings is bound to take her there back. With spare, based prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the interior lifetime of an getting older lady who discovers that truth comprises even more colour than her personal celebrated black-and-white images.”Library Journal
 
“Quindlen has regularly excelled at shooting telling information in a narrative, and she or he does so back during this quiet, robust novel, exhibiting the charged feelings that teem underneath the outside of day-by-day life.”Publishers Weekly
 
“A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and superstar within the pantheon of household fiction (Every final One, 2010), Quindlen provides immediately recognizable characters who will be appealingly hot and nonthreatening, yet that in basic terms serves to force domestic her effective message that it’s by no means too overdue to embody life’s moment chances.”Booklist
 
“Profound . . . engaging.”Kirkus Reviews

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Dealing in Murder: A Molly Doyle Mystery by Elaine Flinn

By Elaine Flinn

Elizabeth Porter was once a top-of-the-lineManhattan antiques broker until eventually her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly felony rip-off left her attractiveness in tatters. Now, utilizing a brand new identify, Molly Doyle, she's beginning over a continent away in a rundown antiques store in comfortable Carmel, California. Molly is set to make the simplest of it. however the early antiques chook occasionally will get greater than the computer virus, and one advised arrival locations her at a homicide website with a corpse in her palms. After she turns up at a moment probably unrelated loss of life, the abrasive new police leader considers Molly the top suspect. Now the single strategy to transparent her identify is for Molly to discover her personal route to a killer, so as to depart her both exonerated ... or lifeless.

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Now May You Weep: A Novel by Deborah Crombie

By Deborah Crombie

Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James hasn't ever idea to query her pal Hazel Cavendish approximately her prior. So it truly is relatively a surprise whilst Gemma learns that their vacation retreat to a resort within the Scottish Highlands is, in truth, Hazel's homecoming -- and that fellow visitor Donald Brodie was Hazel's lover, regardless of a vicious, long-standing feud among their rival, superb whiskey distilling households. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair would possibly not have burned out thoroughly -- on Brodie's half at the least, in view that he is ready to break Hazel's marriage to win again his "Juliet." but if a unexpected, brutal homicide unleashes a slew of sinister secrets and techniques and long-seething hatreds, placing Hazel's lifestyles in danger, Gemma is familiar with she is going to need assistance unraveling this very bloody knot -- and demands the only guy she trusts greater than the other, Duncan Kincaid, to hitch her faraway from domestic ... and in harm's method.

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The Laws of Harmony: A Novel by Judith Ryan Hendricks

By Judith Ryan Hendricks

Sunny Cooper has been working considering the fact that she was once eighteen—from the recent Mexican commune the place she grew up . . . and from the haunting reminiscence of the freak coincidence that took the lifetime of her more youthful sister. Now, at thirty-two, Sunny voices radio spots in Albuquerque whereas suffering to carry directly to a floundering dating. but if a moment tragic accident—and the devastating truths that come to mild in its aftermath—turns her global the other way up, Sunny runs again.

In the city of concord on San Miguel Island, she takes a brand new activity, learns to experience a bike, and makes a few mind-blowing new pals. however the prior is rarely a ways at the back of. A startling discovery—along with an emotional and revelatory reunion along with her estranged mother—is forcing Sunny to step out from the shadows of the day prior to this to embody an doubtful future.

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Granatapfeljahre: Vom Glück, unterwegs zu sein by Sue Monk Kidd

By Sue Monk Kidd

Ein bewegendes Plädoyer für die Kunst des Reisens

Sue Monk Kidd hat mit ihren Romanen „Die Bienenhüterin“ und „Die Meerfrau“ Millionen Leser weltweit begeistert. Mit „Granatapfeljahre“ legt sie ihr bislang persönlichstes Buch vor. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Tochter Ann erzählt sie von ihren inspirierenden Reisen durch Griechenland. Sue steckte in einer Krise: Sie hatte Probleme mit dem Älterwerden, fühlte sich ausgelaugt. Und auch Ann, gerade frisch von ihrem Freund getrennt, den College-Abschluss in der Tasche, wollte ihr Leben neu ausrichten. Gemeinsam brachen die beiden Frauen auf in das Land der Granatäpfel – einer Frucht, die seit jeher für Leben und Fruchtbarkeit steht. Dieses Buch ist mehr als ein Reisebericht: Es ist eine Suche nach dem Glück, ein Plädoyer für die Weiblichkeit, das Zeugnis einer tiefen Mutter-Tochter-Verbindung. Es gibt uns ein Rezept an die Hand, wie wir den Weg zu uns selbst am besten beschreiten. Es handelt vom Glück, unterwegs zu sein.

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Murder on a Girls' Night Out: A Southern Sisters Mystery by Anne George

By Anne George

A special type of Sister ActPatricia Anne -- "Mouse" -- is respectful, good, and demure, an ideal instance of genteel Southern womanhood. Mary Alice -- "Sister" -- is enormous, brassy, flamboyant, and impressive. jointly they've got a knack for locating themselves within the middle of a few of Birmingham's such a lot unlucky unpleasantness.Country Western is purple sizzling nowadays, so overimpulsive Mary Alice thinks it makes excellent experience to shop for the Skoot 'n' Boot bar -- due to the fact that is the place the many-times-divorced "Sister" and her boyfriend du jour prefer to hang around besides. brilliant retired schoolteacher Patricia Anne is susceptible to disagree -- in particular once they discover a strangled and stabbed lifeless physique dangling within the pub's wishing good. The sheriff has a few questions for Mouse and her sister Sister, who have been the final humans, in addition to the assassin, in fact, to determine the ill-fated sufferer alive. and so they had larger get a hold of a few solutions quickly -- simply because a killer with unfinished company has began sending them a few robust threatening messages...

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Death of the Party by Carolyn G. Hart

By Carolyn G. Hart

Britt Barlow is bound her media multi-millionaire brother-in-law Jeremiah Addison's deadly tumble a yr in the past used to be no coincidence -- in particular given that she herself came upon, and disposed of, the journey cord anyone had strung around the stairs. Now she's bringing all who have been in attendance that weekend again to Golden Silk -- Addison's sumptuous secluded island property -- and alluring additional site visitors, Annie and Max Darling, to assist discover a killer. Annie Darling would not leave out this occasion for the area! And there definitely is not any loss of suspects one of the visitors, every one of whom had a considerable rationale for doing within the unbearable mogul. however the celebration turns lethal while a houseman mysteriously vanishes, besides the boats that are the single break out off Addison's island -- leaving the Darlings stranded on a floating rock in the course of nowhere, too on the subject of an answer for convenience, and stalked by means of a artful assassin.

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Suture Self by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

Nationwide bestselling writer, the incomparable Mary Daheim, makes her long-awaited hardcover debut with a comfy secret nonpareil. Plucky bed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn and her acerbic cousin Renie are studying monstrous undesirable drugs, So hold directly to your gurney...and money your very important symptoms on the door!Judith McMonigle Flynn is despondent because the wintry weather blahs set in with a vengeance. A bum hip has pressured her to close down Hillside Manor quickly and limp off to stable Cheer sanatorium for a far wanted operation. it is the exact same "haven of therapeutic" the place a recognized actress lately passed on to the great beyond after regimen foot surgical procedure, and the place an ace baseball pitcher in for an elbow operation used to be tossed out of the game...permanently. Judith is bound that her scheduled date with a scalpel has put her on the most sensible of the awful Reaper's "hip list." not less than she's now not on my own. Cousin Renie is checking in -- notwithstanding with a bit of luck now not trying out -- while to have a shoulder surgically corrected, yet that is small comfort at best.Good Cheer, it kind of feels, is something yet. With one examine the medieval damage of a spot administered via a doddering selection of clergy, Judith is confident that she and Renie might be fortunate if they're rolled out of the OR alive. yet they're -- notwithstanding an identical luck doesn't expand to an ex-pro soccer quarterback, who's sacked by means of deadly knee surgical procedure, the 3rd inconceivable, high-profile death in under a month.Since they're caught during this chamber of Hippocratic horrors for it slow, Judith feels it really is hers and Renie's responsibility to unravel the great Cheer carnage. What they observe is that the checklist of strength Angels of loss of life is kind of large certainly, incorporating not-so-well-wishing kin, very likely homicidal clinic volunteers, lethal docs...even the hyped up, corporate-ladder-climbing leader of employees himself. yet because the mortality fee rises -- in addition to Judith's blood strain -- the worst analysis of all is the person who indicates the cousins' interest is terminal...and that the killer is saving the final, deadly dose of medication for them.From simply cakes to A Streetcar Named Expire to this, her newest, such a lot wildly winning operation, Mary Daheim's delightfully zany Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries are only what the health care provider ordered.

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After You (Random House Reader's Circle) by Julie Buxbaum

By Julie Buxbaum

While tragedy moves around the ocean, Ellie Lerner drops everything—her marriage, her task, her lifestyles within the Boston suburbs—to commute to London and choose up the items of her ally Lucy’s lifestyles. whereas Lucy’s husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy’s eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has easily stopped talking. eager to aid Sophie, Ellie turns to a booklet that gave her convenience as a toddler, The mystery Garden. As its tale of damage, magic, and therapeutic blooms round them, so, too, do Lucy’s secrets—some immense, a few small. Peeling again the layers of her friend’s existence, Ellie is compelled to confront her personal to boot: the wedding she left in the back of, the loss she’d was hoping to flee. And by surprise Ellie’s conscientiously built lifestyles is spinning uncontrolled in a series of occasions that might rework her life—and the lives of these round her—forever.

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