Friday 23 March 2018
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Category: Blogs

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...

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...

And The Only Way Out Is Through

By Donna Bond It is in the resistance to the unpleasant parts of our lives that keeps us in the suffering. When our idealized crystal views...