Posts by: Randy Kraft

Otessa

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Death in Her Hands” by Otessa Moshfegh

Otessa Moshfegh writes mostly about seemingly ordinary people trapped in bizarre circumstances. ...

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

OC Book Blog: “Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore

It is rare to discover a page-turning plot told in mesmerizing language, and featuring a cast of haunting true-to-life characters. And,...

vivian gornick

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Unfinished Business” by Vivian Gornick

In Vivian Gornick's memoir, "Unfinished Business," a master reader-writer in late life revisits influential literature.

Colum McCann

OC Book Blog: “Apeirogon” by Colum McCann

Apeirogon, which means a shape of infinite sides, is based on the true story of a Palestinian and Israeli who forged an unusual friendship...

Weather by Jenny Offill

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Two Little Gems

Two little gems: Weather by Jenny Offill, published in February, and Artforum by César Aira, published in March.