"Treetops may well be Susan Cheever's masterpiece."
--Los Angeles Times
From the publisher:
In this compelling companion volume to her acclaimed memoir Home Before Dark, Susan Cheever once again gives readers a revealing look into her famous family, whose secrets and eccentricities parallel their genius and successes. Set against the backdrop of Treetops, the New Hampshire family retreat where the Cheevers still summer, and going back several generations, this powerful remembrance focuses on Susan Cheever's mother's family, and includes portraits of her great-grandfather, Thomas Watson, who invented the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell, and her grandfather Milton Winternitz, a brilliant doctor who built Yale Medical School. And of course there is her beloved and talented father John Cheever, the accomplished author who became one of the most well-known writers of the century, often using his family as material. Perhaps most riveting about Susan Cheever's second biographical masterpiece is its exploration of the lives of the Cheever women. At once a unique family portrait and the tale of every family, Treetops draws us effortlessly into a fascinating yet endearingly familiar world.
Louisa May Alcott A Personal Biography
Lively and astute!
American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau
Transcendentalism--the story behind the scenes.
Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction
"A short, steamy read."
--New York Post
My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson--His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
"As a biography of one of the most humane and beneficial Americans who ever lived, it is a national treasure."
As Good As I Could Be
Raising wonderful children in a difficult world
Home Before Dark
A poignant memoir of a man driven by boundless genius and ambition.
Note Found in a Bottle
"Engrossing and remarkably devoid of self-flagellation."
"Ms. Cheever's. . . coolly intelligent perspective. . . provides a clear, hard-edged picture of the snobbery, sexism, anti-Semitism adultery, alcoholism, and emotional dishonesty that were part and parcel of those swimming pools and tennis courts."
--Wall Street Journal
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1989
Doctors and Women
Clarkson N. Potter, 1987
Houghton Mifflin, 1982. Paperback: Random House, 1983.
A Handsome Man
Simon & Schuster, 1981. Paperback: Ballantine Group: 1982.
Looking for Work
Simon & Schuster, 1980. Paperback: Fawcett, 1982.