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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog:  “Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin | Translation by Hildegarde Serle

How wonderful to discover a new voice—not new in Europe, but to us. Valerie Perrin is a French screenwriter and photographer, also an...

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,...

vivian gornick

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.

Colum McCann

OC Book Blog: “Apeirogon” by Colum McCann

Apeirogon, which means a shape of infinite sides, is based on the true story of a Palestinian and Israeli who forged an unusual friendship...

Weather by Jenny Offill

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Two Little Gems

Two little gems: Weather by Jenny Offill, published in February, and Artforum by César Aira, published in March.