Christina Baker Kline is a novelist. In addition to Bird in Hand, her novels include The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water. She is Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University. She lives in an old house in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, David Kline; three boys, Hayden, Will, and Eli; and Lucy, an English springer spaniel. She spends summers with extended family in an even older house on Mount Desert Island in Maine.