Books Cathleen Schine Books by Cathleen Schine Cathleen Schine has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Cathleen Schine NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews Novelist Grapples With The Conflicted Feelings Of Caring For Aging Parents Fresh Air July 18, 2016 Author Cathleen Schine says that living far away from an elderly parent can create feelings of guilt as well as those of relief. Her darkly comic new novel is They May Not Mean To, But They Do. Novelist Grapples With The Conflicted Feelings Of Caring For Aging Parents Listen · 31:56 31:56 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/486461000/486489237" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair Fresh Air June 29, 2016 Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior." 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair Listen · 6:03 6:03 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/483022887/484033307" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'They May Not Mean To' Is A Wry, Warm Look At The Indignities Of Aging June 8, 2016 Cathleen Schine's new novel stars that literary rarity: a functional family. But matriarch Joy is struggling; her husband is ailing and her worried children don't like seeing their parents' decline. Book Reviews City, Comedy And Calamity In Cathleen Schine's New Novel July 4, 2013 Cathleen Schine's new novel follows a young boy and his older half-sister, making a life for themselves in Greenwich Village. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Fin & Lady is entertaining and moving. Wisteria grows in Guerneville, Calif. smilla4/Flickr hide caption toggle caption smilla4/Flickr You Must Read This Wisteria And Sunshine: One Enchanted Italian April May 21, 2012 An April spent in an Italian castle? Yes, please. The four women of Elizabeth von Arnim's The Enchanted April are lucky to have a grand adventure. But author Madeline Miller recommends the book even if you're stuck at home. Do you have a favorite book about exotic travel? Tell us in the comments. New In Paperback Cascade Of Characters: Jane Austen Revisited, Facebook Gets Profiled, And More February 10, 2011 From Adam Haslett's unchecked financial wizard to Cathleen Schine's late-life divorce to Alan Bradley's 11-year-old chemist and sleuth, this week's fiction is bursting with big personalities. And in nonfiction, journalist David Kirkpatrick profiles Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Fun In The Sun: Laugh-Out-Loud Summer Books July 21, 2010 Read these books at the beach, and people two towels over will wonder why you're chortling. There are plenty of books that will make you laugh, but critic Heller McAlpin separates the mere giggles from the all-out gut-busters.