Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is a type of memoir in essays, essays that, thankfully, run longer than Quindlen’s columns used to run. Quindlen talks about her life: growing up in a large family, her mother dying of cancer while she was in college, work, motherhood, and aging. It’s more than just a chance to catch up with Quindlen since she stopped writing for Newsweek: it’s a chance to read more stories of her life. It’s a collection that you can dip in and out of as well, which I appreciated as well. Her writing is smart and heartfelt.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: April 24, 2012
Source: Publisher via NetGalley