Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cathleen Schine's 6 favorite inspiring books on independence

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 Bird House, The Evolution of Jane, She is Me, The New Yorkers, The Three Weissmanns of Westport, and Fin & Lady.

Her new novel is They May Not Mean To, But They Do.

One of Schine's six favorite inspiring books on independence, as shared at The Week magazine:
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

In this novel, written in 1913, Cather illuminates the dangers of independence, the way it leads to isolation and thus loneliness. I was lucky enough to read Cather for the first time as an adult, and it was thrilling. It was like someone opening a door and letting pale plains sunlight stream in.
Read about another entry on the list.

O Pioneers! is among Belinda McKeon's top ten farming novels.

Visit Cathleen Schine's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Cathleen Schine & Hector.

--Marshal Zeringue