Biography

Cathleen Schine

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.

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Books by Cathleen Schine

by Cathleen Schine - Fiction

Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace that her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. 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. Cathleen Schine's novel is an intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.

written by Cathleen Schine, read by Cynthia Darlow - 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. Cathleen Schine's THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.

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.