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Posts by: Randy Kraft

Melanie-Finn

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Gloaming” by Melanie Finn

This fiction follows one lost soul through a minefield of others. What a treat to discover a compelling and unusual novel published by a...

jacqueline woodson

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson

Deservedly nominated for the National Book Award, this slim work of fiction, told in snippets of reminiscence, depicts the lives of four...

Vivian Gornick

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick”

A woman, in her eclectic hometown and the parade of people and thoughts that inspire her. Vivian Gornick is an expository writer of...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Reputations” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

I have a writer’s crush on Juan Gabriel Vasquez. This younger generation of great Colombian writers is the anti-magical realist. He’s...

Colum McCann photo by Rich Gilligan

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Thirteen Ways of Looking” by Colum McCann

A novella and three stories from a master. Colum McCann is a New Yorker with Irish roots. His fictions stand up to the legacy of James...