Anna Quindlen

1 Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-01-28
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author of<i> Rise and Shine, Blessings, </i>and<i> A Short Guide to a Happy Life</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, <i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i> 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.<br /><br /><b><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /></b><br />“There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Taken as a whole, Quindlen’s writings represent a generous and moving interrogation of women’s experience across the lines of class and race. [<i>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i>] proves all the more moving because of its light, sophisticated humor. Quindlen’s least overtly political novel, it packs perhaps the most serious punch. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br />“[A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life.”<b>—Minneapolis&#xa0;<i>Star Tribune</i></b><br /><br />“Quindlen’s astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for.”<b><i>—Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br />“[Anna] Quindlen’s seventh novel offers the literary equivalent of comfort food. . . . She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.”<b>—NPR</b><br /><br />“Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photographs are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does the same here with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br />“With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen]&#xa0;crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Profound . . . engaging.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

2 Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Parenting 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-04-24
Description :  INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN<br /><br /><b>“[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen achieves on the home front.”—NPR</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this irresistible memoir, Anna Quindlen writes about a woman’s life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, using the events of her life to illuminate ours. Considering—and celebrating—everything from marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, parenting, faith, loss, to all the stuff in our closets, and more, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. As she did in her beloved <i>New York Times </i>columns, and in <i>A Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>, Quindlen uses her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages. Quindlen talks about<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Marriage: </b>“A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn’t believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Girlfriends:</b> “Ask any woman how she makes it through the day, and she may mention her calendar, her to-do lists, her babysitter. But if you push her on how she really makes it through her day, she will mention her girlfriends. ”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Our bodies:</b> “I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Parenting</b>: “Being a parent is not transactional. We do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: We are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Candid, funny, and moving, <i>Lots</i> <i>of Candles, Plenty of Cake</i> is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen’s status as America’s laureate of real life.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>“Classic Quindlen, at times witty, at times wise, and always of her time.”<i>—The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> <b>“[A] pithy, get-real memoir.”—<i>Booklist</i> </b><br /> &#xa0;<br />Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

3 Miller's Valley

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-04-05
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER •&#xa0;In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, <i>Miller’s Valley</i> is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.</b><br /><br /> For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” <br /><br /> <i>Miller’s Valley</i> is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” <i>Miller’s Valley</i> reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Miller's Valley</i><br /><br /></b>“Overwhelmingly moving . . . In this novel, where so much is about what vanishes, there is also a deep beating heart, of what also stays.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> “Stunning . . . The matriarchal theme [is] at the heart of <i>Miller’s Valley</i>. Miriam pushes her smart daughter to consider college, and other women—a teacher, a doctor, a benefactor—will raise Mimi up past the raging waters that swirl in her heart.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post&#xa0;</i></b><br /><br /> “Economical and yet elegant . . . [Anna Quindlen’s] storytelling and descriptive powers make <i>Miller’s Valley</i> compelling. . . . Miller’s Valley has a geography and fate all its own but its residents, realities, disappointments, joys and cycle of life feel familiar, in the best way possible.”<b>—<i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i></b><br /><br /> “A family story with humor, surprise, sorrow and mystery . . . Quindlen has created distinctive characters, none of whom seems like anyone you’ve met before in fiction.”<b><i>—The Columbus Dispatch</i></b><br /><br /> “A breathtakingly moving look at a family.”<b><i>—USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> “[Anna] Quindlen’s provocative novel will have you flipping through the pages of your own family history and memories even as you can’t stop reading about the Millers. . . . a coming-of-age story that reminds us that the past continues to wash over us even as we move away from the places and events that formed us.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “Picking up a novel by Anna Quindlen means more than just meeting a new family—it’s like moving in and pretending they are yours. It’s a rare gift for a writer, and Quindlen does it to near perfection.”<b>—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><br /><br /> “Quindlen’s novel of a childhood examined by someone who literally can’t go home again is an incredibly engaging read. . . . Miller’s Valley takes familiar themes and manages to make them fresh and new.”<b><i>—Bust</i></b>

4 Then Again

Author : Diane Keaton & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-15
Description :  <b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <br /> Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times • People • Vogue</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR<br /> —<i>Financial Times • Chicago Sun-Times <br />The Independent •</i> Bookreporter <br /> <i>The Sunday Business Post</i></b><br /><br />Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she’d collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> So begins Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always-thinking Dorothy Hall. To write about herself, Diane realized she had to write about her mother, too, and how their bond came to define both their lives. In a remarkable act of creation, Diane not only reveals herself to us, she also lets us meet in intimate detail her mother. Over the course of her life, Dorothy kept eighty-five journals—literally thousands of pages—in which she wrote about her marriage, her children, and, most probingly, herself. Dorothy also recorded memorable stories about Diane’s grandparents. Diane has sorted through these pages to paint an unflinching portrait of her mother—a woman restless with intellectual and creative energy, struggling to find an outlet for her talents—as well as her entire family, recounting a story that spans four generations and nearly a hundred years. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> More than the autobiography of a legendary actress, Then Again is a book about a very American family with very American dreams. Diane will remind you of yourself, and her bonds with her family will remind you of your own relationships with those you love the most.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Look for special features inside.&#xa0;Join the Circle for author chats and more.

5 Alternate Side

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-03-20
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •&#xa0;</i>“Captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with . . . astute observations about interactions between the haves and have-nots, and the realities of life among the long-married.”—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /><b>A provocative novel that&#xa0;explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning,&#xa0;from the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of<i> Miller’s Valley&#xa0;</i>and<i>&#xa0;Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i>.</b><br /><br /> Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life—except when there’s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora’s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The owners watch one another’s children grow up. They use the same handyman. They trade gossip and gripes, and they maneuver for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block’s small parking lot.<br /><br /> Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. The fault lines begin to open: on the block, at Nora’s job, and especially in her marriage.&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Alternate Side</b></i><br /><br />“[Anna] Quindlen’s quietly precise evaluation of intertwined lives evinces a keen understanding of and appreciation for universal human frailties.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br />“Exquisitely rendered . . . [Quindlen] is one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life. . . . [<i>Alternate Side</i>] has an almost documentary feel, a verisimilitude that’s awfully hard to achieve.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />“An exceptional depiction of complex characters—particularly their weaknesses and uncertainties—and the intricacies of close relationships . . . Quindlen’s provocative novel is a New York City drama of fractured marriages and uncomfortable class distinctions.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>

6 Every Last One

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-04-13
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an <i>Every Last One</i> discussion guide and an excerpt from Anna Quindlen's <i>Blessings.</i><br /><br />Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another. Ultimately, as rendered in Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose,&#xa0;<i>Every Last One</i>&#xa0;is a novel about facing every last one of the things we fear the most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel.

7 One True Thing

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1994-08-30
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER&#xa0;•&#xa0;“[Anna Quindlen] writes passionately . . . painstakingly uncovering all the intensity, suspicion and primitive love that bonds mothers and daughters.”—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> Ellen Gulden is enjoying her career as a successful magazine writer in New York City when she learns that her mother, Kate, is dying of cancer. Ellen’s father insists that she quit her job and return home to become a caregiver. A high-powered career woman, Ellen has never felt she had much in common with her mother, a homemaker and the heart of their family. Yet as Ellen begins to spend time with Kate, she discovers many surprising truths, not only about herself, but also about the woman she thought she knew so well.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Later, when Ellen is accused of the mercy killing of her mother, she must not only defend her own life but make a difficult choice—either accept responsibility for an act she did not commit or divulge the name of the person she believes committed a painful act of love.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>One True Thing</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A triumph.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “We leave <i>One True Thing </i>stimulated and challenged, more thoughtful than when we began.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Like a brush with mortality, <i>One True Thing </i>leaves the reader feeling grateful, wide awake, lucky to be alive.”<b>—Michael Chabon</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “It calls you back for another read. . . . This is a book of catharsis.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Fiercely compassionate and frank.”<b> —<i>Elle</i></b>

8 Black and Blue

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1998-01-24
Description :  For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son’s face, Fran finally made a choice—and ran for both their lives.<br />Now she is starting over in a city far from home, far from Bobby. In this place she uses a name that isn’t hers, watches over her son, and tries to forget. For the woman who now calls herself Beth, every day is a chance to heal, to put together the pieces of her shattered self. And every day she waits for Bobby to catch up to her. Bobby always said he would never let her go, and despite the ingenuity of her escape, Fran Benedetto is certain of one thing: It is only a matter of time.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

9 A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2000-10-31
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Alternate Side,</i>&#xa0;Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes a perfect graduation gift.</b><br /><br /><i>“Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.”</i><br /><br /> In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,”&#xa0;Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.”&#xa0;Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.”&#xa0;But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In <i>A Short Guide to a Happy Life,</i> Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.

10 Blessings

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2002-09-17
Description :  This powerful new novel by the bestselling author of <b>Black and Blue</b>, <b>One True Thing</b>, <b>Object Lessons</b>, and <b>A Short Guide to a Happy Life</b> begins when a teenage couple drives up, late at night, headlights out, to Blessings, the estate owned by Lydia Blessing. They leave a box and drive away, and in this instant, the world of Blessings is changed forever. Richly written, deeply moving, beautifully crafted, Blessings tells the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community—these are at the center of this wonderful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the writer about whom <i>The Washington Post Book World</i> said, “Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family.”<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

11 Rise and Shine

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-08-29
Description :  From Anna Quindlen, acclaimed author of <i>Blessings, Black and Blue,</i> and <i>One True Thing</i>, a superb novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most.<br /><br />It’s an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice’s perfect life hits a wall. A household name as the host of <i>Rise and Shine</i>, the country’s highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break–but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike. <br /><br />In an instant, it’s the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan’s long shadow. The effect of Meghan’s on-air truth telling reverberates through both their lives, affecting Meghan’s son, husband, friends, and fans, as well as Bridget’s perception of her sister, their complex childhood, and herself. What follows is a story about how, in very different ways, the Fitzmaurice women adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming world of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and the powerful connection between them that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

12 Object Lessons

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1991-04-09
Description :  A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR<br /><br />"Elaborate and playful...Honest and deeply felt....Here is the Quindlen wit, the sharp eye for the details of class and manners, [and] the ardent reading of domestic lives."<br />-THE NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br />It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City. Maggie and her family, are in the thrall of her powerful grandfather Jack Scanlan. In the summer of her twelfth year, Maggie is despertately trying to master the object lessons her grandfather fills her head with. But there is too much going on to concentrate. Everything at home is in upheaval, her grandfather is changing, and Maggie is unsure if what she wants is worth having....<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

13 Being Perfect

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-04-26
Description :  A few times in your life, someone will tell you something so right, so deeply true that it changes you forever. That is what Anna Quindlen, author of the timeless bestseller <i>A Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>, does here.<br /><br />In <b>Being Perfect</b>, she shares wisdom that, perhaps without knowing it, you have longed to hear: about “the perfection trap,” the price you pay when you become ensnared in it, and the key to setting yourself free. Quindlen believes that when your success looks good to the world but doesn’t feel good in your heart, it isn’t success at all. <br /><br />She asks you to set aside your friends’ advice, what your family and co-workers demand, and what society expects, and look at the choices you make every day. When you ask yourself why you are making them, Quindlen encourages you to give this answer: For me. “Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am. . . . That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart.”<br /><br />At the core of this beautiful book lies the secret of authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and live the life that is undeniably your own, rich in fulfillment and meaning.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

14 Stuck in the Middle with You

Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Parenting 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses&#xa0;how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human.</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br />A father for&#xa0;six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents.&#xa0;<br /><br />Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships&#xa0;between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be.&#xa0;With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, <i>Stuck in the Middle with You</i> is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being<b>—</b>a child.<br /><br />Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

15 How Reading Changed My Life

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1998-08-25
Description :  THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across the country.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

16 The House of Mirth

Author : Edith Wharton, Anna Quindlen & Michael Gorra
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2000-02-01
Description :  <b>Edith Wharton's classic novel,&#xa0;<i>The House of Mirth,&#xa0;</i>is a brillaint exposé&#xa0;of the pretense and greed of fashionable New York Society.</b><br /><br /> In <i>The House of Mirth</i>, which helped to establish Edith Wharton’s literary reputation, she honed her acerbic style and discovered her defining subject: the fashionable New York society in which she had been raised and that held the power to debase both people and ideals. In this devastatingly accurate and finely wrought tale, Lily Bart, the poor relation of a wealthy woman, is beautiful, intelligent, and hopelessly addicted to the moneyed world of luxury and grace. But her good taste and moral sensibility render her unfit for survival in a vulgar society whose glittering social edifice is based on a foundation of pure greed. A brilliant portrayal of both human frailty and nobility, and a bitter attack on false social values, <i>The House of Mirth</i> has been hailed by Louis Auchincloss as “uniquely authentic among American novels of manners.”<br /><br /> <b>With an Introduction by Anna Quindlen&#xa0;<br />and an Afterword by Michael Gorra</b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

17 Good Dog. Stay.

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Pets  Books  Lifestyle & Home  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Spirituality 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-11-20
Description :  “The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau’s, and on the lessons she’s learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, “I smell bacon!”<br /><br />Of the dog that once possessed a catcher’s mitt of a mouth, Quindlen reminisces, “there came a time when a scrap thrown in his direction usually bounced unseen off his head. Yet put a pork roast in the oven, and the guy still breathed as audibly as an obscene caller. The eyes and ears may have gone, but the nose was eternal. And the tail. The tail still wagged, albeit at half-staff. When it stops, I thought more than once, then we’ll know.”<br /><br />Heartening and bittersweet,<i> Good Dog. Stay</i>. honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers us a valuable lesson on our four-legged family members: Sometimes an old dog can teach us new tricks.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

18 Little Women

Author : Louisa May Alcott & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Classics  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2009-10-31
Description :  As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, Little Women is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black &amp; white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full piece cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate, and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.

19 Every Last One and Rise and Shine: Two Bestselling Novels

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2013-12-02
Description :  Anna Quindlen, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, has an unmatched eye for the essential relationships in our lives—the powerful bonds between mothers and children, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers. This eBook bundle pairs two of Quindlen’s most acclaimed novels—<i>Rise and Shine </i>and <i>Every Last One</i>. With her mesmerizing prose and deeply felt storytelling, Anna Quindlen “captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life” (<i>People</i>).<br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b>EVERY LAST ONE</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>“Spellbinding.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>RISE AND SHINE</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>“Superb . . . The book seduces.”—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> It’s an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice’s perfect life hits a wall. The host of <i>Rise and Shine,</i> the country’s highest-rated morning television talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break—but not before she does something that, in an instant, marks the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget. A social worker in the Bronx, Bridget has always looked up to Meghan while living in her long shadow. What follows is a story about how the Fitzmaurice sisters adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming city of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and powerful connection that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>More praise for Anna Quindlen</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><i>,</i> on <i>Every Last One</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “[Quindlen] welcomes us into her fictional world with open arms. . . . We fall into this novel as if it were an easy chair, comforted by a writer who knows her craft.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><i>,</i> on <i>Every Last One</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Anna Quindlen’s writing is like knitting: prose that wraps the reader in the warmth and familiarity of domestic life. . . . Then, as in her novels <i>Black and Blue </i>and <i>One True Thing</i>, Quindlen starts to pull at the world she has knitted, and lets it unravel across the pages.”<b>—<i>The Seattle Times</i></b><i>,</i> on <i>Every Last One</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Stands on its own as a writerly achievement, [Quindlen’s] best so far . . . Sentence by sentence Ms. Quindlen is the soul of brevity.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Rise and Shine</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “The dialogue sparkles, the insights are right on . . . and the characters are appealing. . . . [It] has humor, heartbreak and drama. . . . [A] pleasure read.”<b>—<i>The Charlotte Observer</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Rise and Shine</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “New friends await readers . . . characters you will delight in getting to know and miss once you’ve finished the book.”<b>—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Rise and Shine</i>

20 Loud and Clear

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Sociology  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Fiction & Literature  Essays 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2004-04-06
Description :  In this remarkable book, Anna Quindlen, one of America’s favorite novelists and a Pulitzer Prize– winning columnist, once again gives us wisdom, opinions, insights, and reflections about current events and modern life. “Always insightful, rooted in everyday experience and common sense...Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it,” said <i>People</i> magazine about her number one <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <b>Thinking Out Loud</b>, and the same can be said about<b> Loud and Clear</b>.<br /><br />With her trademark insight and her special ability to convey the impact public events have on ordinary lives, Quindlen here combines commentary on American society and the world at large with reflections on being a woman, a writer, and a mother. In these pieces, first written for <i>Newsweek</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>, <b>Loud and Clear</b> takes on topics ranging from social change to raising children, from the political and emotional aftermath of September 11 to personal values, from the impact on individuals of global events to the growth that can be gained by spending summer days staring into the middle distance. Grounding the public in the private, connecting people to each other and to the greater world, Quindlen encourages us to develop authentic lives, even as she serves as a catalyst for political and social change.<br /><br />“Anna Quindlen’s beat is life, and she’s one hell of a terrific reporter,” said Susan Isaacs, and Quindlen’s unique qualities of understanding and discernment, everywhere evident in her previous bestsellers, including <b>A Short Guide to a Happy Life </b>and<b> Living Out Loud</b>, can be found on every page of this provocative and inspiring book.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

21 Poems for Life

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-12-01
Description :  What is your favorite poem? That is the question students from two fifth-grade classes at a New York grade school asked famous people to whom they had written. Their idea, the students explained, was to put together a book that would benefit the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children. The students were also studying poems in class and wanted to know if anybody still, in fact, read and gained insight from poetry. Touched by this appeal to their hearts, minds, and memories, fifty celebrities responded to their inquiries, including Geraldine Ferraro, Allen Ginsberg, Rudi Giuliani, Peter Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Yo-Yo Ma, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Sawyer, Ally Sheedy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Wolfe. The poems they offer range from John Donne to Langston Hughes, but their letters all express hope that the students—and readers of this wonderful gift book—will read and take inspiration from the poetry of past and present.<br /><br />“Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the most filling,” writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction, and this beautiful, inspiring collection of poetry is the perfect expression of how poets can influence and shape our lives.

22 Naked Babies

Author : Nick Kelesh & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Photography  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-03-01
Description :  In Naked Babies, Nick Kelsh and Anna Quindlen collaborate to produce a unique view of babies—one that owes nothing to tradition, sentimentality, or the cult of the cute. Unlike traditional baby photographs, Nick Kelsh’s amazing black-and-white pictures focus on specific aspects of babies—the perfection of a hand, the swirls of a cowlick, the smoothness of skin on the neck—and all are honest, exquisite, and invitingly tactile. Anna Quindlen’s essays are as graceful, snappy, perceptive, and personal as anything she has ever written. They muse on what it is about babies that causes our hearts to crinkle and fold: “The meaning of life is in them.” You’ll share some of the things that Quindlen has learned as a mother, such as: “From time to time, I would lie on the floor with my babies to see exactly what they were seeing when it looked as though they were just wasting time” and . . . “The next time you’re sitting in a meeting after three cups of coffee, badly needing to go to the bathroom but instead doodling dutifully, crossing your legs and watching the clock, remember that if you were a baby, you would have gone by now, and no one would be the wiser.” Kelsh’s photographs and Quindlen’s text complement each other perfectly. Two masters of their craft have created an unusual meditation and wondrous book—a totally original gift for every parent or parent-to-be.

23 Ein Jahr auf dem Land

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-03-02
Description :  Was im Leben am meisten zählt<br /><br />Rebecca Winter steht an einem Wendepunkt: Von ihrem Mann ist sie geschieden, für ihren erwachsenen Sohn nicht mehr unentbehrlich, und als Künstlerin hat sie längst ihren Zenit überschritten. Jahrelang lebte die berühmte Fotografin sorglos von den üppigen Einkünften eines Schnappschusses. Aber nun ist der Geldstrom versiegt. Notgedrungen beschließt sie, ihr New Yorker Apartment zu vermieten und für ein Jahr in ein kleines Haus fernab der Stadt zu ziehen. Der unfreiwillige Landaufenthalt ist kein Spaziergang im Central Park – und doch beschert er Rebecca eine unverhoffte Liebe, neue Inspiration und den Mut, unbekannte Wege zu beschreiten ...<br /><br />In »Ein Jahr auf dem Land« zeigt sich Anna Quindlen auf der Höhe ihrer Kunst. Schon ihre früheren Romane überzeugten durch Wärme und Intellekt, doch dieser – so die New York Times – »glänzt darüber hinaus noch mit Humor und Prägnanz«. Ein klug unterhaltender Roman, ein Plädoyer dafür, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen und sich immer wieder neu zu erfinden.

24 Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2017-06-30
Description :  Warum man manchmal den Ort, den man liebt, verlassen muss, um sich selbst zu finden<br /><br />Seit Generationen leben die Millers in Miller's Valley. Doch jetzt soll der Fluss, an dem das Örtchen liegt, zu einem Wasserreservoir gestaut, das ganze Tal geflutet werden. Während der Tag näher kommt, an dem ihre Heimat für immer verschwinden wird, erinnert Mimi sich an ihre Kindheit und Jugend in Miller's Valley und wie sie den Mut fand, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.<br /><br />Eine kraftvolle, emotionale Geschichte über eine Familie und eine Dorfgemeinschaft, die sich unabwendbaren Veränderungen stellen muss; über sonnendurchflutete Kindheitstage, Wachstumsschmerzen und die Kunst, sich selbst und eine neue Heimat zu finden. Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley erinnert uns daran, dass der Ort, an dem wir aufgewachsen sind, und die Menschen darin zwar verschwinden mögen, aber in unserem Herzen auf immer weiterleben.

25 New York Times Book of New York

Author : The New York Times, James Barron, Mitchel Levitas & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2009-05-20
Description :  This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from <i>The New York Times</i> about the city the paper calls home.<br /><br />More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps, and graphs from the preeminent newspaper in the world take a look at the history and personality of the world's most influential city. Read firsthand accounts of the subway opening in 1904 and the day the Metrocard was introduced; the fall of Tammany Hall and recurring corruption in city politics; the Son of Sam murders; jazz clubs in the 1920s and legendary performances at the Fillmore East; baseball's Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier at Brooklyn's storied Ebbets Field in 1947; the 1977 and 2004 blackouts; the openings and closings of the city's most beloved restaurants; and much more. Not just a historical account, this is a fascinating, sometimes funny, and often moving look at how people in New York live, eat, travel, mourn, fight, love, and celebrate.<br /><br />Organized by theme, the book includes original writings on all topics related to city life, including art, architecture, transportation, politics, neighborhoods, people, sports, business, food, and more. Includes articles from such well-known <i>Times</i> writers as Meyer Berger, Gay Talese, Anna Quindlen, Israel Shenker, Brooks Atkinson, Frank Rich, Ada Louise Huxtable, John Kieran, Russell Baker, and more. Special contributors who have written about New York for the <i>Times</i> include Paul Auster, Woody Allen, and E.B. White, among others.

26 Bildet av Rebecca Winter

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2015-10-15
Description :  Møt Rebecca Winter. Tidligere en av New Yorks mest fremtredende fotografer. Nå er suksessen svinnende og hun ser seg nødt til å forlate luksuslivet på Manhattan.<br /> Motvillig flytter hun til et sted midt ute i ødemarken. Her innser Rebecca at det hun tidligere har sett gjennom kameralinsen ikke har fanget alt det som livet har å tilby.<br /> Vakkert skrevet og kløktig observert: Bildet av Rebecca Winter er en dypt rørende og morsom historie om det å finne tilbake til kjærligheten i voksent liv.

27 Imagined London

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Specialty Travel  Books  Travel & Adventure  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2004-09-07
Description :  Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books and in person, and now, in <i>Imagined London</i>, she takes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literary cities.<br /><br /> While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed in fiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been the star, both because of the primacy of English literature and the specificity of city descriptions. She bases her view of the city on her own detailed literary map, tracking the footsteps of her favorite characters: the places where Evelyn Waugh's bright young things danced until dawn, or where Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham.<br /><br /> In <i>Imagined London,</i> Quindlen walks through the city, moving within blocks from the great books of the 19th century to the detective novels of the 20th to the new modernist tradition of the 21st. With wit and charm, Imagined London gives this splendid city its full due in the landscape of the literary imagination.<br /><br /> Praise for <i>Imagined London:</i><br /><br /> "Shows just how much a reading experience can enrich a physical journey." —<i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br /> "An elegant new work of nonfiction... People will be inspired by this book." —Ann Curry, <i>Today</i><br /><br /> "An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>

28 Teaching Hope

Author : The Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell & Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Education  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-08-18
Description :  <i>“There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet. . . . What could be more soul-satisfying?&#xa0;These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever.”&#xa0; –from the foreword by Anna Quindlen<br /></i><br />Now depicted in a bestselling book and a feature film, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994 when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began&#xa0;her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin’s classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community.&#xa0;Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students’ lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential.&#xa0;Since then, the foundation has trained more than 150 teachers in the United States and Canada.<i> </i><b>Teaching Hope</b><i> </i>unites the voices of these Freedom Writer teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms.<br /><br />Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year.&#xa0;These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

29 Thinking Out Loud

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary Criticism  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1993-03-23
Description :  "A splendid collection...Eloquent, powerful, compassionate and droll. There is considerable variety in the subjects she addresses....Compelling."<br />THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER<br />Thinking out loud is what Anna Quindlen does best. A syndicated columnist with her finger on the pulse of women's lives, and her heart in a place we all share, she writes about the passions, politics, and peculiarities of Americans everywhere. From gays in the military, to the race for First Lady, to the trials of modern motherhood and the right to choose, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate.<br />More of her views can be found in LIVING OUT LOUD, and OBJECT LESSONS.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

30 Living Out Loud

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Nonfiction  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1988-08-12
Description :  "A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small."<br />CHICAGO TRIBUNE<br />The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK TIMES-based column, "LIFE IN THE 30s," Anna Quindlen valued to national attention, and this wonderful collection shows why.<br />As she proved in OBJECT LESSONS and THINKIN OUT LOUD, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

31 Tous sans exception

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-10-31
Description :  Mary Beth Latham a construit sa vie autour de sa famille. Avec amour, elle veille au bien-être de ses trois adolescents en préservant les rituels de leur vie quotidienne.&#xa0;<br />Quand l’un de ses fils sombre dans une dépression, elle se consacre à lui sans avoir conscience de l’approche imminente d’un acte d’une violence inouïe. La suite de ce drame témoigne du pouvoir de l’amour et de la détermination d’une femme, ainsi que des liens invisibles entre les êtres, porteurs d’espoir et de guérison.&#xa0;<br />À travers l’écriture fascinante de l’auteur, ce livre montre que nous pouvons trouver en nous la force de faire face à nos peurs les plus intimes, à une route que nous n’aurions jamais pensé emprunter, à une vie à laquelle nous n’aurions jamais imaginé être confrontés.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l’anglais par Catherine Ludet</i>

32 Nature morte aux miettes de pain

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-03-03
Description :  Roman plein d'élégance, d'optimisme et de charme, l'émouvant portrait d'une femme qui pensait avoir remisé son cœur et son art au placard. Mais dans la campagne américaine, la vie est pleine de surprises, et les passions, souvent imprévisibles. <br />Quitter New York : l'idée n'emballe pas Rebecca Winter, mais la photographe n'a plus le choix. Une carrière au point mort, des parents malades, un fils dont elle assume chaque déboire : Rebecca doit partir à la campagne, essayer de faire des économies en attendant de renouer avec le succès rencontré trente ans plus tôt, avec sa célèbre photo, <i>Nature morte aux miettes de pain.</i> <br /> Seule dans ce cottage plus proche de la cabane de jardin que d'une vraie maison, Rebecca panique : un raton laveur dans le grenier, ce toit qui prend l'eau ? Pourra-t-elle jamais survivre en province ? <br /> Mais bientôt, la farouche Rebecca se découvre de nouveaux amis : Sarah, la bavarde et sympathique pâtissière ; Jim, le charpentier ornithologue, qu'elle assiste dans ses observations de rapaces. Un homme de quarante ans, très secret, doté d'un magnétisme formidable auquel Rebecca n'est pas insensible. Et au contact de cette nature splendide, l'inspiration ne tarde pas à refaire surface... <br /> Et si à soixante ans, Rebecca pouvait encore se faire surprendre par la vie ? Et s'il ne tenait qu'à elle de lever la tête de son objectif, de sortir de cette <i>Nature morte</i> qui la retient prisonnière, d'oser s'ouvrir à nouveau à la vie ?

33 Morzsás csendélet

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-06-13
Description :  Rebecca hatvanéves, már nem sokat vár az élettől, mígnem...<br /><br />Valamikor híres fényképész volt, de mintha elapadt volna az ihlete, és amúgy is csökken a kereslet a képeire. Ott találja magát, ahol annyian a kortársai közül: a fia még rászorul (mert dolgozik ugyan, de ha pénzre van szüksége, hozzá fordul), a férje viszont elhagyta. Édesanyja öregek otthonában él, és még mindig híres zongoristának hiszi magát...<br />Hogy anyagi gondjait megoldja, bérbe adja drága New York-i lakását, és kiköltözik vidékre. A házat fényképről választotta, és elképedten látja, mennyire rozoga. Meglepetésként éri az élővilág jelenléte is: mosómedve a padláson, kutya az ajtó előtt, csippel ellátott ragadozómadarak a magasles körül.<br />A kisváros kedvesen, de némi gyanakvással fogadja a hírességet, Rebecca meg nem tudja eldönteni, lehet-e élni egyáltalán ilyen messze New Yorktól. De aztán talál új fényképtémát, új ügynököt, lesz új kiállítása...<br />És megismerkedik egy férfival, aki látszólag egyáltalán nem illik hozzá. Hiszen csak egy tetőfedő...<br /><br />Az Amerikában és még számos országban régóta népszerű Anna Quindlen felejthetetlen regényt írt az élet hétköznapi csodáiról - meg az újrakezdésről, amiről annyian álmodozunk.<br /><br />„Egy csésze forró tea ez a regény, selymes és vigasztaló...” (USA Today)

34 La ferme des Miller

Author : Anna Quindlen
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2017-05-18
Description :  Histoire d'amour, drames, secrets inavouables : à travers le destin d'une famille de Pennsylvanie, Anna Quindlen donne à lire tout un pan de l'histoire américaine de la seconde moitié du XX e siècle. <br />Petite fille précoce et curieuse, Mimi mène une enfance protégée dans la ferme familiale. Il y a là Bud, son père cultivateur et répare-tout ; Miriam, sa mère infirmière ; ses deux frères, le taiseux Eddie et le caïd séducteur Tommy ; ainsi que Ruth, sa tante, qui, pour une raison étrange, ne s'éloigne jamais de la maison. Un monde rassurant, fait d'éclats de rire et de joie, que Mimi pense immuable. Mais nous sommes en 1966 et ces jours heureux sont comptés... <br /><br /> La guerre du Vietnam qui laisse Tommy à jamais meurtri, la maladie qui frappe Bud, les drames passés de la tante Ruth... et cet impensable projet du gouvernement de transformer leur vallée en barrage. Ce monde que Mimi aime tant disparaîtrait englouti sous les eaux ? Qui désormais pour sauver la ferme et ses habitants ? <br /> Alors qu'elle envisageait de quitter le village pour suivre des études de médecine et retrouver son amour d'enfance, Mimi va devoir faire un terrible choix. <br />



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