Friday 23 March 2018
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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Forest Dark” By Nicole Krauss

Reading Nicole Krauss reminds me of the “Sound of Music” lyric: how do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you explain a literary...

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...

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...

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...

"mothering Sunday' by graham swift

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift

Graham Swift has a way with words. Truly. One of those terse and elegant British writers who evoke time and place through character. Never...