Friday 23 March 2018
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John Boyne

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne

John Boyne, the author of the acclaimed Boys in the Striped Pajamas among many others, has penned another sort of coming of sexual age...

"The Resurrection of Joan Ashby" by Cherise Wolas

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Resurrection of Joan Ashby” by Cherise Wolas

This is Cherise Wolas’ first novel, an accomplished debut by an accomplished woman – a lawyer, film producer and now, novelist in the...

Nicole Krauss portrait

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...


Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

By now you have heard this second novel of the lovely Celese Ng is already on the best seller list. While not as powerful as the first,...

Two by One: Two Recent Fictions by Mary Gordon

  By Randy Kraft   I should say five fictions, because The Liar’s Wife, published in 2014, is a collection of four novellas,...