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Tuesday 25 June 2019
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Posts by: Randy Kraft

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Terrible Virtue” by Ellen Feldman

Most of us recognize Margaret Sanger as the mother of birth control in this country. Turns out, that’s all we know about her, and...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Music for Wartime” Short Stories by Rebecca Makkai

What’s better than a great short story? Nothing, to my mind. I’ve got piles by my bedside when I’d rather a compact work of fiction...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What is there left to say of this extraordinary treatise? It’s 152 pages short, packed to the brim with elegant prose, elegiac...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: History & Mystery

Periodically I like to look back into the canon of a writer I admire and usually find gems lurking in their past, as well as a glimpse into...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Did You Ever Have a Family?” by Bill Clegg

Let me say up front: a terrific novel. The first fiction from memoirist, essayist, and literary agent, Bill Clegg, and before it has even...