She Is Me: A Novel

She Is Me: A Novel

by Cathleen Schine

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Overview

The Love Letter was a beloved and bestselling novel, and "She Is Me" is a return to that winning form--a novel about women's friendships, love, and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316028646
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/03/2007
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 961,297
File size: 375 KB

About the Author

Cathleen Schine has been dubbed a modern-day Jane Austen for her "satires with heart." Her internationally bestselling novels include The Three Weissmanns of Westport, and two which have been turned into movies (The Love Letter, which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau’s Niece, renamed The Misadventures of Margaret, starring Parker Posey). Her many articles and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Hometown:

New York, New York, and Venice, California

Date of Birth:

1953

Place of Birth:

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Education:

B.A., Barnard College, 1976

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She Is Me 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greta is the sandwich generation dealing with her ailing mother Lotte and her adult (with her own child) daughter Elizabeth. Things were okay for the California based landscape artist as her spouse is a nice person, her work enjoyable, and she is at some distance from the other generationals. That changes after her father dies and Lotte demands more of her time especially since the Jewish matriarch learns she has a nasty facial skin cancer. Elizabeth, with her preschool aged son and boyfriend, has relocated from NYC to work on a screenplay of Madame Bovary.

Greta loves her extended family, but would prefer less demand as she can only supply so much. However, the biggest issue to confront Greta is her deepest feelings especially after being diagnosed with colon cancer. She wonders about what she has done with her life and why she suddenly finds herself extremely attracted to film director Daisy Piperino since she has been a heterosexual from the moment she discovered boys.

SHE IS ME is an insightful look at three and a fraction (Greta¿s grandson is only three years old) generations of Americans. Each of the key characters especially the trio of women is fully developed so the audience can easily distinguish what motivates each one. The support cast enables an even deeper look inside the prime threesome though the tale lacks any major relational conflict as everyone tries to be considerate of each other. Still fans of a powerful perspective on the modern family will appreciate Cathleen Schine¿s novel because most of us will see much of ourselves as one of the she (or a support he).

Harriet Klausner

bobbieharv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About a grandmother and mother both dying of cancer and a daughter writing a bad screenplay. The mother becomes a lesbian and the grandmother dies but it was too superficial and episodic for me.
alanna1122 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hmmm.. what a bummer of a book. I loved The Evolution of Jane and have read all of Schine's books since. (and have liked none as much though always found them reasonably enjoyable) This book is so depressing! The subject matter is completely dreary and when it pokes its head up from the gloom and doom - it can only be described as self indulgent. The plotline having to do with a screenwriter learning her trade in Hollywood is just boring and is a landscape well trod by many writers before her who were also agog by their own first hand glimpses into the machine that is Hollywood. She is a good writer - thus the 2 stars... Her subject matter and handling of it was the mistake here.
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I love this so much the big parts and little
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like it she me
KelB More than 1 year ago
I could not find anything about these characters to like. Didn't care what happened to them. The plot was non-existent and slow moving. Complete waste of time.