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Author Cathleen Schine Combines Grammar, Humor, Family Drama In New Book

Cathleen Schine talks about her new book "The Grammarians."
Cathleen Schine talks about her new book "The Grammarians."
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The novels of Cathleen Schine are rich in humor and filled with memorable characters. She is a keen social observer repeatedly compared to Jane Austen, especially if Jane Austen were from an upper-middle-class Jewish family in New York.

Schine often writes about families and her latest book explores the relationship of twins through their love of language. Her new book “The Grammarians” centers around twin sisters, their love for language, and discovering their independent selves.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Cathleen Schine and began by asking her why she wanted to write about twins. Her book is out now.