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There There by Tommy Orange

OC Book Blog: “There There” by Tommy Orange

By Randy Kraft   Gertrude Stein, in the Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, famously wrote of her childhood town of Oakland, there is no...

Richard Powers photo by Dean Dixon

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

The world had six million trees, when people showed up. Half remain. Half again more will disappear, in a hundred years. ~ The Overstory,...

Lisa Halliday

OC Book Blog: “Asymmetry” by Lisa Halliday

A unique first novel by another mid-life accomplished writer (like Cherise Wolas’ recently reviewed debut The Resurrection of Joan...

Yuri Herrera

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog — Strangers Among Us: Two Novels Explore the Search for Identity

So much has been written in recent years about the search for cultural identity. We are all descendants of “others” whether in distant...

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...