Christine Pountney was born in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada. After spending six years in London England, she now lives in Toronto. She is the author of Last Chance Texaco, published by Faber UK and long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2000. Her second novel, the best way you know how, is an unflinching, insightful and witty analysis of a marriage. It is a novel about fidelity, what it means to make a promise, and the tension between secrets and truth.