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Cathleen Schine

Biography

Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine is the author of THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO, THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT 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 lives in Los Angeles.

Books by Cathleen Schine

by Cathleen Schine - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Laurel and Daphne Wolfe are identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. As adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

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.