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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Pairings—Jhumpa Lahiri and Natalia Ginzburg

After I read Whereabouts, I picked up Happiness, As Such, by Ginzburg, a very different novel and yet, the tone, the observational...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Jack” by Marilynne Robinson

Jack is best read in a quiet space. Slowly. Pensively. Because it is a quiet novel, told almost in a whisper. An interior narrative by one...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “A Burning” by Megha Mujumdar

This is one of the most hard to put down novels I’ve read, and that’s saying something, considering all the good fiction that’s been...

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,...

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

OC Book Blog: “Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore

It is rare to discover a page-turning plot told in mesmerizing language, and featuring a cast of haunting true-to-life characters. And,...