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									Cathleen SchineCathleen Schine
With her modern-day comedies of manners that garner comparisons to Jane Austen and George Eliot, critically acclaimed writer Cathleen Schine turns out social satires with heart. With their literary allusions and insider's quips, Schine's novels never underestimate her readers' love of great literature.

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Cathleen Schine
Current Home:
New York, New York, and Venice, California
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Bridgeport, Connecticut
B.A., Barnard College, 1976

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								She Is Me, Author: 
								Cathleen Schine.

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She Is Me
by Cathleen Schine
"Schine writes with the speed and punch of a seasoned comic, conveying character in a single line of dialogue," says The New Yorker of her latest novel. This time around, Schine introduces readers to the funny, fragile women of three very different generations.

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*  Alice in Bed (1983)
*  To the Birdhouse (1990)
*  Rameau's Niece (1994)
*  The Love Letter (1997)
*  The Evolution of Jane (2000)
*  She Is Me (2003)

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A Writer's Research

In our exclusive interview, Schine revealed the lengths to which she'll go when researching a book. "The Love Letter was about a bookseller, so I worked in a bookstore in an attempt to understand the art of bookselling," she recalls. "I discovered that selling books is an interdisciplinary activity, the disciplines being: literary critic, psychologist, and stevedore. I was fired immediately for total incompetence and chaos and told to sit in the back and observe, no talking, no touching.”

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Favorite Writers and Reads

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								Alice in Bed, Author: 
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Alice in Bed
by Cathleen Schine
In her "sprightly first novel" (John Updike, in The New Yorker), Schine presents an unlikely heroine in Alice, a woman whose body -- but certainly not her spirit -- is trapped in a Manhattan convalescent home.

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								Our Mutual Friend, Author: 
								Charles Dickens.

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Our Mutual Friend
by Charles Dickens
"It was a startling, liberating, exhilarating moment that reminded me what English can be, what characters can be, what humor can be," recalls Schine of her first encounter with Dickens's classic Our Mutual Friend. Read our interview with Schine to learn more about her favorite writers and reads, including:

*David Copperfield (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)  by Charles Dickens
*War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy
*Leaves of Grass  by Walt Whitman
*Cheri and The Last of Cheri  by Colette
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