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Wednesday 25 April 2018
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Posts by: Randy Kraft

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...

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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...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “This Must Be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell

A messed up man with a good heart meets an escapee from stardom and together they face demons and differences in the hope of achieving...