Anna Quindlen Read-Alikes

Award-winning author Anna Quindlen is the featured speaker at the annual Council of Friends of Lancaster County Libraries author luncheon hosted by the Library System of Lancaster County and Aaron’s Books on Thursday, April 16th, 2016. Find information about the event on the Lititz Public Library’s website,

In the meantime, discover one of Anna Quindlen’s best-selling novels, or enjoy one of this selection of read-alikes featuring a similar theme or style.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs : A NovelStill Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in a different way.

Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin (read-alike)
A happily married woman questions whether the life she’s living is the one she’s meant to live after she runs into an old flame for the first time in eight years.

Open House by Elizabeth Berg (read-alike)
A newly-divorced woman, attempting to reconstruct her life for herself and her eleven-year-old son, realizes in order to emerge from the past she must learn how to make her own happiness.

Rise and ShineRise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Her career in ruins after muttering profanity into an open mike, the host of the country’s most popular morning talk show discovers that her disgrace has had a profound impact on the lives of those around her.

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (read-alike)
When a strong earthquake occurs just north of her home, a woman’s life is further complicated by her twin’s prediction about a more powerful disaster.

We Are Water by Wally Lamb (read-alike)
A middle-aged wife, mother and artist divorces her husband after twenty-seven years of marriage to marry the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

Blessings by Anna Quindlen
When the caretaker of an estate finds an abandoned baby and decides he wants to keep her, the estate’s matriarch decides to help him.

Minding FrankieMinding Frankie by Maeve Binchy (read-alike)
A recovering alcoholic turns to an amazing network of friends and family for help when he agrees to take care of a baby girl born to his terminally ill former girlfriend.

Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott (read-alike)
An angry-and-broke, recently-divorced mother of two young children follows clues to uncover the mystery of her messy upbringing.

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Pressured to return home to care for her terminally ill mother, a woman is arrested for her mother’s death.

The Submission by Amy Waldman (read-alike)
When a Muslim architect wins a blind contest to design a Ground Zero Memorial, politicians, businessmen, journalists, activists and normal people get caught up in the controversy.

The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine (read-alike)
Three sisters unexpected find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home.

Black and BlueBlack and Blue by Anna Quindlen
A woman, whose marriage became a nightmare, tells what happened on the night she finally decided to run away with her ten-year-old son and start a new life under a new name.

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (read-alike)
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (read-alike)
A fourteen-year-old girl, who mysteriously disappeared, relates the awful events of her death and watches her family as they cope with their grief.

March 4, 2016