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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...

David Grossman Author

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “A Horse Walks Into a Bar” by David Grossman

This remarkable novel sat on my pile for nearly a year, even though I am a great fan of the prolific, award-winning Israeli writer, David...

Fab Fall Fiction

By Randy Kraft   Fall used to be the season for non-fiction. As if we all go back to school, biography, history, politics and science...