Attentive and subtle observer of little everyday stories, is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Love Letter (1995) which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw. Also her novel Rameau's Niece was filmed as "The Misadventures of Margaret" starring Parker Posey. She published the amusing, original novels The Evolution of Jane (1999), She is Me (2003), The New Yorkers (2006) and, most recently, The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2010). Schine’s first novels is Alice in Bed (1983).
She grew up in Westport, Ct. and graduated in Medieval History. Novelist and journalist, she contributes to The New Yorker and she has written articles for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her essay "Dog Trouble", which was originally published in The New Yorker, was included in The Best American Essays of 2005.
Reviewer Leah Rozen in People magazine dubbed her "a modern-day Jewish Jane Austen." Her books are published in Italy by Adelphi and Mondadori.