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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Quichotte” by Salman Rushdie

Not for everyone, for sure, Quichotte (pronounced key-shot) is, nonetheless, a great ride, for the masterful writing as well as keen...

Elizabeth Strout

OC BookBlog: “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout

Since Elizabeth Strout burst on the literary scene in 1998 with the novel Amy and Isabelle she has been revealing less than attractive...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane

I was at first surprised this novel received early praise. The set-up is familiar: Irish immigrant cops in NYC in 1973, a dark time for the...

The Third Hotel by Laura Van Den Berg

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Third Hotel” by Laura Van Den Berg

The Third Hotel is Van Den Berg’s second novel -- she’s also published two impressive story collections -- and it may be the book to...

Summer Beach Reads 2019

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Summer Beach Reads

Elizabeth Gilbert adds to her canon a sexy coming-of-age story set in early 20th century NY, and Kaira Rouda sticks close to home with a...