Now she has a new book, "The Pain Chronicles," which discusses her own battle with chronic pain as well as the place of pain in our lives. While the topic doesn't enthrall me at first glance, Thernstrom is such a good writer that I know I'll probably read it just for that.
Thernstrom also wrote "Halfway Heaven," the story of a murder at Harvard. It's well-written, but naturally lacks the personal depth of "The Dead Girl." Still recommended.