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Xochitl Gonzalez

OC Book Blog: “Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez

Now and then, a novel comes on the radar that should be more widely read than it might. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez is one. A...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Trust” by Domenico Starnone | Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri

Domenico Starnone writes slim fictions, a rarity given the door stop-sized novels published recently.  One might call them novellas, as...

Beneficence by Meredith Hall

OC Book Blog: “Beneficence” by Meredith Hall

Beneficence by Meredith Hall: A story about connections made, and lost, and about healing from grief, but unlike any novel dealing with...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Matrix” by Lauren Groff

A contender for the National Book Award, Matrix, by Lauren Groff, is one powerful original glorious work of fiction.

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Pairings | Women In Charge

This dispatch features the books The Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and Mating by Norman Rush; novels old and new, both examining with...