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Among the injustices about the death of Nora Ephron is that she isn't around to tell us about it.
A representative for Nora Ephron's publisher says the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author is very ill.
Nora Ephron, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and director behind such hits as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," is very ill, a representative for her publisher said Tuesday.
In a fore-note to his vastly entertaining and readable book, Geoffrey Ward quotes an epigram from George Bernard Shaw: "If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
Very occasionally Venus glides between the sun and the Earth, looking like a black dot passing across the sun. Such peregrinations are known as transits of Venus, and they are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena.
"Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Andrea Wulf: On June 5 or 6, depending on the time zone, millions of people around the globe will watch Venus glide across the sun in a rare celestial event that won't happen again until 2117.
''Schmidt Steps Back" is Louis Begley's third novel about Schmidtie, a millionaire lawyer-turned-foundation chief. In the previous, Schmidt was enjoying a passionate affair with Carrie, a Puerto Rican waitress 40 years his junior. Here we meet her again, married and pregnant, possibly with Schmidt's child, possibly with her husband's.
Physically, "In-Flight Entertainment" is a charming little book: conveniently sized for the hand, and at 165 pages, light enough to be tucked into a handbag or pocket, and just the thing for reading in bed. Even the cover picture of an airplane window entices the eye into a soothing blue-and-white world.
In Anne Tyler's living room, you could shelve virtually all the books under a single heading: fiction.