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Thursday 13 August 2020
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Category: Blogs

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

This tragic tale is the real deal — a peek at the [largely invented] early life of Shakespeare and his nearly supernatural wife, Agnes,...

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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...

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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,...

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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.