Susan Cheever is the bestselling author of eleven previous books, including five novels and the memoirs "Note Found in a Bottle" and "Home Before Dark." Her work has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the "Boston Globe" Winship Medal. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Corporation of Yaddo, and a member of the Author's Guild Council. She writes a weekly column for "Newsday" and teaches in the Bennington College M.F.A. program. She lives in New York City with her family.