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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...

Randy Kraft OC Book Blog

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: Two Big Stories from Mexico to Zambia

For your summer reading pleasure, here are two big stories from Mexico to Zambia. ...

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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog — Strangers Among Us: Two Novels Explore the Search for Identity

So much has been written in recent years about the search for cultural identity. We are all descendants of “others” whether in distant...

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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Forest Dark” By Nicole Krauss

Reading Nicole Krauss reminds me of the “Sound of Music” lyric: how do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you explain a literary...

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OC Book Blog: “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid

By Randy Kraft   I’m a little late on this one. The buzz began the moment the novel was published and for good reason. Mohsin...