Monday, July 28, 2014

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake - Anna Quindlen

I really enjoyed this memoir.  I have read her fiction and was interested in finding out more about the author.  I picked up the book at the used book store.

Anna discusses all aspects of life as she reaches her 60's.  Family, friends, aging, parenting, faith.  She's a member of my generation, the feminist that grew up on the edge of the 1960's and broke (or at least cracked) the glass ceiling.  Her attitude of acceptance of what life brings was inviting.  She has been married since her late 20's to the same man and has three children.  She's lived between NY city and a place in the country.  I'm reading Barbara Kingsolver's book, "Animal, Vegetable..." and it's interesting to compare and contrast the lives of these two authors.

I didn't mark any passages in Anna's book; I'll have to go back and pick out the pieces that spoke to me and update this blog.

Published: 2012  Read: July 2014  Genre: Memoir

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