Still Life with Bread Crumbs

February 20th, 2014
When we hear talk of the reinvention of our lives, I think re reflexively think this is something we do in our 30’s or 40’s or even 50’s.  Today though, men and woman are both reinventing themselves into their 60’s and beyond.  Sometime it’s to pursue new dimensions of ourselves as we get older and wiser, sometimes, it’s because of death or divorce, and sometimes, as we live longer, its because we face new financial imperatives.  That’s the journey for Rebecca Winter in Anna Quindlen's’ new novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs.
Anna Quindlen, in addition to writing seven novels, winning a Pulitzer Prize, being a successful journalist and being only the third woman to write  a regular column for the New York Times, has been for the past 30 years a cartographer of our daily life experience, always providing a kind of decatur projection of our contemporary existence.

My conversation with Anna Quindlen: