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Yuri Herrera

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...

John Boyne

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne

John Boyne, the author of the acclaimed Boys in the Striped Pajamas among many others, has penned another sort of coming of sexual age...

"The Resurrection of Joan Ashby" by Cherise Wolas

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “The Resurrection of Joan Ashby” by Cherise Wolas

This is Cherise Wolas’ first novel, an accomplished debut by an accomplished woman – a lawyer, film producer and now, novelist in the...

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...

Nicole Krauss portrait

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...