Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally bestselling novels THE LOVE LETTER, which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and RAMEAU'S NIECE, which was also made into a movie (The Misadventures of Margaret), starring Parker Posey. Schine’s other novels are ALICE IN BED, TO THE BIRD HOUSE, THE EVOLUTION OF JANE, SHE IS ME, THE NEW YORKERS, THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT, FIN & LADY and THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO. In addition to novels she has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her essays have been included in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2005; FIERCE PAJAMAS, an Anthology of New Yorker Humor; and THE BIG NEW YORKER BOOK OF DOGS. She grew up in Westport, Ct. And lives in Venice, California.