In the new issue of Parade, best-selling author Anna Quindlen shares her insights on well-loved books, writer’s block, and the simple secrets to a lasting marriage. Read an excerpt from Quindlen’s most recent novel, Still Life With Bread Crumbs, below. And click here for her eggs Benedict recipe, a family favorite.
Rebecca didn’t have a copy of the poster herself. She hadn’t even seen one for years, unless you counted a glimpse of it on a wall in a movie about a bunch of women sharing a house and discovering their own self-worth through yoga and sex. (In her defense, she had seen the movie on a plane, and hadn’t been paying much attention.) But for years she had lived off it and its satellites, the reprints and licensing, as well as its free-ﬂoating reputation. It had