The Unanswered Question
Author and Professor
Candace Heartbrooke is a professor at Wellesley College, where she befriended the novelist Vladimir Nabokov. Her first novel, about a woman dealing with World War II and the death of her husband, was well-reviewed and received a number of prizes. She is currently working on a followup.
Professor Heartbrooke also writes rather pulpy mystery novels under a pseudonym. She is a widow.