Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts. After graduating from Tufts University, she taught high school for a number of years in and around Boston. She is the author of the international bestseller The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club. Her other works include Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, Resistance, The Weight of Water (a finalist for the prestigious Orange Prize), Fortune's Rocks, and Rescue. In 1998, she received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction. Her title Stella Bain made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.