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Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Properties of Thirst” by Marianne Wiggins

First things first: this novel is a masterpiece, second only to Marianne Wiggins’ previous masterpiece, "Evidence of Things Unseen." If...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: Two Small Fiction Gems Explore Large Themes

An exploration of two novels: Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan and The Swimmers, by Julie Otsuka

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OC Book Blog: “Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez

Now and then, a novel comes on the radar that should be more widely read than it might. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez is one. A...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Trust” by Domenico Starnone | Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri

Domenico Starnone writes slim fictions, a rarity given the door stop-sized novels published recently.  One might call them novellas, as...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Anomaly” by Herve Le Tellier | “The Beginners” by Anne Serre

Two terrific novels by French writers.