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Rachel Kushner

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Mars Room” by Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner is one of those writers who grab you at once or confound you. Or both. In "The Mars Room," her fourth novel, she grabs you...

Michael Ondaatje

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje

A modern master tells a melancholy tale of post-WWII Britain. By Randy Kraft   Everything we read about war is about the war –...

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...