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OC Book Blog: 2021—Post-Pandemic Pairs

I am discovering novels that seem to go together – not so much in content, rather in style or thematic. ...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Sun Collective” by Charles Baxter

Like a spool of yarn, of many colors, The Sun Collective reveals in strands, a bit at a time, and takes the reader along, although I cannot...

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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “To Be a Man” by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss returns to a common theme: what is at the heart of a relationship for women, and, in gazing into that psyche, she reflects as...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Jack” by Marilynne Robinson

Jack is best read in a quiet space. Slowly. Pensively. Because it is a quiet novel, told almost in a whisper. An interior narrative by one...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “A Burning” by Megha Mujumdar

This is one of the most hard to put down novels I’ve read, and that’s saying something, considering all the good fiction that’s been...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing, was a hard-hitting study of four generations of African women descending from a slave ship. It moved...

Laguna Beach Live! Introduces Inspiring Musical Talent to Budding Musicians

Laguna Live! announces a new partnership with the Susi Q Senior Center to present classical music in a new and entertaining way.

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog:  “Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin | Translation by Hildegarde Serle

How wonderful to discover a new voice—not new in Europe, but to us. Valerie Perrin is a French screenwriter and photographer, also an...

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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog | “Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth” by Benjamin Taylor

When it comes to the writer Philip Roth, there are two camps: those who dismiss him as a sex-obsessed east coast Jewish highbrow, and those...