Jill Ciment is the author of Small Claims, a collection of short stories and novellas, The Law of Falling Bodies, Teeth of the Dog, The Tattoo Artist, Heroic Measures, and Half a Life, a memoir. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, a NEA Japan Fellowship Prize, two New York State Fellowships for the Arts, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Part horror story, part screwball comedy, her new suspense novel, Act of God (Pantheon), looks at what happens when our lives—so seemingly set and ordered yet so precariously balanced—break down in the wake of calamity. And from Amy Hempel and (writing as A.J. Rich) comes The Hand that Feeds You (Scribner).a smart, thrilling, sexy, and emotionally riveting novel of psychological suspense about an accomplished woman involved with a man who proves to be an imposter.