Articles by Kate Petersen

June 24, 2014

Lives in Letters 6

While my father is a young 81—another man’s 61, according to everyone who meets him—the fact that there’s an “8” in the age recorded in so many of the obituaries he sends is still a fact. When did this happen? I think. I think: So he’s preparing me.

July 20, 2012

Mothers and Daughters: On Natalie Serber’s Shout Her Lovely Name 1

The mothers and daughters in these stories are working out how to hold on to one another even as they scramble to get out of each other’s way.