Critical Notes

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Yasushi Inoue, Masha Gessen, T.C. Boyle, and more

By Eric Liebetrau

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Michelle Newby reviews Antonio Ruiz-Camacho’s “Barefoot Dogs: Stories.” Newby also reviews the NBCC-nominated memoir “The Other Side,” by Lacy Johnson.

Janice Nimura reviews the work of Yasushi Inoue.

Laurie Hertzel reviews Abigail Thomas' “What Comes Next and How to Like It.” She also reviews Masha Gessen's “The Brothers.”

NBCC Board member and 2013 Balakian winner Katherine A. Powers also examines Thomas' memoir. Powers also reviews T.C. Boyle's latest.

Lori Feathers reviews Benito Pérez Galdós' “Tristana.”

On Jack Kerouac, by Mike Lindgren.

John Domini reviews Mark Doten’s “The Infernal.”

Marian Ryan interviews New Yorker copyeditor Mary Norris about her memoir.

Terry Hong reviews Aline Ohanesian’s Orhan’s “Inheritance.” Also, an interview with “The Sympathizer” authors Viet Thanh Nguyen.