An American writer of novels and brief fiction, she actually is most widely known on her behalf 1990 work, Then She Discovered Me. Her various other novels are the Dearly Departed (2001) as well as the Quest for Alice Thrift (2003). She examined journalism at Simmons University. In 1988, she released a short tale collection entitled Into Like and Out Once again. She composed essays for both Washington Post as well as the Boston World. She was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. She and her hubby had a kid called Benjamin. Her book Then She Discovered Me was converted to a film starring Helen Hunt.