Christina Schwarz is the critically acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah book club pick, Drowning Ruth, as well as All Is Vanity, So Long at the Fair and, most recently, The Edge of the Earth, which was nominated for the Southern California Booksellers’ Association annual fiction prize. After earning a B.A. and M.A. in English from Yale, she taught high school English for several years before becoming a writer. She grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and has lived in Washington, D.C., Oxford, England, Los Angeles, New York City and Exeter, New Hampshire. She now makes her home in South Pasadena.