Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling 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 Birdhouse, The Evolution of Jane, She Is Me, The New Yorkers, The Three Weissmanns of Westport, and Fin & Lady. In addition to novels she has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her essays have been included in The Best American Essays 2005, Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker, and The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and lives in Venice, California.
The Inexorable Cycle of Life
Cathleen Schine’s painful, beautiful depiction of heroism in the face of an uncertain future offers us a reminder of our own tender vulnerability....