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Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Properties of Thirst” by Marianne Wiggins

First things first: this novel is a masterpiece, second only to Marianne Wiggins’ previous masterpiece, "Evidence of Things Unseen." If...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Two Small Fiction Gems Explore Large Themes

An exploration of two novels: Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan and The Swimmers, by Julie Otsuka

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OC Book Blog: “Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez

Now and then, a novel comes on the radar that should be more widely read than it might. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez is one. A...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Trust” by Domenico Starnone | Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri

Domenico Starnone writes slim fictions, a rarity given the door stop-sized novels published recently.  One might call them novellas, as...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Lost & Found” by Kathryn Schultz

Lost & Found arrives with a unique blend of heart and mind. Written by Kathryn Schultz, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, it’s a...

Beneficence by Meredith Hall

OC Book Blog: “Beneficence” by Meredith Hall

Beneficence by Meredith Hall: A story about connections made, and lost, and about healing from grief, but unlike any novel dealing with...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Matrix” by Lauren Groff

A contender for the National Book Award, Matrix, by Lauren Groff, is one powerful original glorious work of fiction.

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Pairings | Women In Charge

This dispatch features the books The Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and Mating by Norman Rush; novels old and new, both examining with...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Pairings

We all have to find a story to live by and live inside, or we couldn’t endure the certainty of suffering. ~ Niall Williams