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Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling novels The Love Letter (1995), which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau’s Niece (1993), which was also made into a movie (The Misadventures of Margaret), starring Parker Posey. Schine’s other novels are Alice in Bed (1983), To the Bird House (1990), The Evolution of Jane (1999), She is Me (2003), The New Yorkers (2006) and, most recently, The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2010). 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.
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December 2013 Book of the Month. This wonderfully poignant novel charts the story of Lady (a Holly Golightly free spirit of the 60s) through the astute eyes of her orphaned half brother Fin. Seen with the clarity of a child’s observations, we watch Lady in her quest for love, leaving a trail of broken hearts in her wake as she plays out her unconventional life in Greenwich Village and on the island of Capri. This is a heart-warming story of love, loss and the importance of family with a surprising, but successful narrative twist. Click here to see The Three Weissmann's of Westport by the same author.
This is a sparkling, and stinging, contemporary adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Two sisters, Miranda, an impulsive but successful literary agent, and Annie, a pragmatic library director, quite unexpectedly find themselves in middle age leaving New York for Connecticut to be the dutiful daughters to their recently divorced elderly mother. As the sisters mingle with the suburban aristocracy, love starts to blossom for both of them, and they find themselves struggling with the dueling demands of reason and romance.