Critical Notes

Roundup: Sheri Fink, Paul Harding, Daniel Woodrell, Stephen King, and yet more Pynchon

By Eric Liebetrau

Julia M. Klein reviews Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial for the Boston Globe.

In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gina Webb reviews John Dufresne's No Regrets, Coyote.

Norman Rush's Subtle Bodies, reviewed by David Cooper in the New York Journal of Books.

Maureen Corrigan reviews Joyce Maynard's new novel, After Her. Listen to Corrigan discuss Carla Kaplan's Miss Anne in Harlem.

Roxana Robinson revisits Shirley Hazzard's Transit of Venus.

For Kirkus, Joanna Scutts interviews Daniel Woodrell about his latest novel.

“Throw the Body Out with the Box: Thomas Lynch and Thomas Long on Seeing Off the Dead.” Lauren Yarger interviews the authors for PW.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Paul Harding's new novel Enon.

“Salinger Betrayed: On Shane Salerno’s Salinger.” Cornel Bonca reviews the new documentary.

In Sprinkler, A Wacky Poet Returns With New Obsessions.” Heller McAlpin examines Nicholson Baker's latest novel. She also reviews Alice McDermott's Someone. In addition, she examines Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.

The New York Times looks at Rust Belt Chic, the new magazine from NBCC board member Anne Trubek.

Sebastian Stockman on rereading Red Smith.

“Who gets to tell Americans what to read?” Laura Miller on the National Book Awards vs. Booker Prize. She also reviews the audio version of Daniel Woodrell's The Maid's Version.

NBCC board member David Biespiel presents this week's Poetry Wire for The Rumpus.

A Q&A with novelist Manil Suri, from Parul Kapur Hinzen.

NBCC board member Carolyn Kellogg interviews novelist Kate Manning.

For The Jewish Week's “Well Versed” blog, Erika Dreifus reports from a stop on Israeli graphic novelist Rutu Modan's U.S. tour. Erika also hosts the September edition of the Jewish Book Carnival, a project of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Bill Williams reviews Evan Mandery's A Wild Justice for the Palm Beach Arts Paper.

Three more reviews of Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge: from Craig Seligman, NBCC board member Steven G. Kellman, and Mike Fischer.

NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews Stephen King's Doctor Sleep.


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