"The Power of Second Chances"
Anna Quindlen was deputy metropolitan editor of the New York Times when she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her op-ed column, “Public and Private.” Quindlen’s body of work includes fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s books. She has written seven bestselling novels, three of which were made into movies: One True Thing (for which Meryl Streep was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1998), Black and Blue, and Blessings. Her nonfiction titles include How Reading Changed My Life, Being Perfect, A Short Guide to a Happy Life (over one million copies sold), and Thinking Out Loud. Her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Quindlen is known as a critic of what she perceives to be the fast-paced and increasingly materialistic nature of modern American life.
At this event, Quindlen will share insights into her newest novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs (January 28). The story follows Rebecca Winter, once a world-famous photographer known for her iconic image “Still Life with Bread Crumbs,” who has drifted out of the spotlight and is now more inclined to think of herself as the “Artist Formerly Known as Rebecca Winter.” As her income dries up, she decides to leave New York City and move to a small, inexpensive cabin in the country. With the help of a local man, Jim Bates, Rebecca finds herself with a second chance at life, love, her career, and most important, an understanding of herself.
Book Combo tickets are available and include one copy of Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen and priority access to the book signing.