Critical Notes

Roundup: Nora Ephron, Cat Mysteries, Kay Ryan, and More

By Mark Athitakis

Gregg Barrios remembers the life and work of the late Nora Ephron at the San Antonio Current.

Britt Peterson surveys the landscape of cat mysteries in Slate.

Stephen Burt profiles Kay Ryan in the Guardian.

Adam Kirsch considers John Updike’s fiction on Jewish writers in Tablet.

Joseph Peschel reviews Patrick Somerville's novel This Bright River for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Jane Ciabattari reviews Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You for

Michael Leong reviews Laura Mullen’s poetry collection Dark Archive for E-Misferica.

Steve Weinberg reviews John Lanchester’s novel Capital for the Dallas Morning News.

Carlin Romano’s new book, America the Philosophical, scores a front-page review in the New York Times Book Review.

Walton Muyumba reviews Maureen N. McLane’s My Poets for

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