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Cathleen Schine


Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine is the author of THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT, TO THE BIRDHOUSE, THE NEW YORKERS and THE LOVE LETTER, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and lives in New York City and Venice, California.

Books by Cathleen Schine

by Cathleen Schine - Fiction

Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

by Cathleen Schine - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It’s 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn’t seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut, landing in Greenwich Village in the middle of the Swinging Sixties. He soon learns that Lady --- giddy, impulsive, and pursued by an ardent and dogged set of suitors --- is as much his responsibility as he is hers.