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Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog:  “Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin | Translation by Hildegarde Serle

How wonderful to discover a new voice—not new in Europe, but to us. Valerie Perrin is a French screenwriter and photographer, also an...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

This tragic tale is the real deal — a peek at the [largely invented] early life of Shakespeare and his nearly supernatural wife, Agnes,...

Otessa

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Death in Her Hands” by Otessa Moshfegh

Otessa Moshfegh writes mostly about seemingly ordinary people trapped in bizarre circumstances. ...

vivian gornick

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Unfinished Business” by Vivian Gornick

In Vivian Gornick's memoir, "Unfinished Business," a master reader-writer in late life revisits influential literature.

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...