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Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Reputations” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

I have a writer’s crush on Juan Gabriel Vasquez. This younger generation of great Colombian writers is the anti-magical realist. He’s...

Colum McCann photo by Rich Gilligan

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Thirteen Ways of Looking” by Colum McCann

A novella and three stories from a master. Colum McCann is a New Yorker with Irish roots. His fictions stand up to the legacy of James...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “This Must Be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell

A messed up man with a good heart meets an escapee from stardom and together they face demons and differences in the hope of achieving...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: ‘The Extra’ by A.B. Yehoshua

Stating the case for individual choices in the state of Israel. A.B. Yehoshua stands tall among contemporary novelists and in the company...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Terrible Virtue” by Ellen Feldman

Most of us recognize Margaret Sanger as the mother of birth control in this country. Turns out, that’s all we know about her, and...