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Cathleen Schine | Fin & Lady with Susan Choi | My Education

Tue, July 16, 2013 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Cathleen Schine is the author of the novels The Love Letter, which was adapted into a film starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau’s Niece, which was adapted into the movie The Misadventures of Margaret starring Parker Posey. Schine’s other novels include Alice in BedTo the Bird HouseThe Evolution of JaneShe is MeThe New Yorkers, and the recent “sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious, and deeply affecting” (New York Times) bestseller, The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her articles appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her new novel Fin & Lady is a clever, comic love story about a brother and sister who form an unconventional family in 1960s Greenwich Village.

In Susan Choi’s Asian-American Literary Award-winning first novel, The Foreign Student, two outsiders with dark histories are drawn together against the haunting backdrop of war and the 1950s American South. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and her third, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.  With David Remnick she co-edited the fiction anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from the New Yorker, and her nonfiction has appeared in Vogue, Tin House, the New York Times and elsewhere.  My Education is the erotically charged story of one graduate student’s disastrous relationship with an infamous professor. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103