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Two by One: Two Recent Fictions by Mary Gordon

  By Randy Kraft   I should say five fictions, because The Liar’s Wife, published in 2014, is a collection of four novellas,...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “This Must Be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell

A messed up man with a good heart meets an escapee from stardom and together they face demons and differences in the hope of achieving...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: ‘The Extra’ by A.B. Yehoshua

Stating the case for individual choices in the state of Israel. A.B. Yehoshua stands tall among contemporary novelists and in the company...

Randy Kraft’s OC BookBlog: “Terrible Virtue” by Ellen Feldman

Most of us recognize Margaret Sanger as the mother of birth control in this country. Turns out, that’s all we know about her, and...

Randy Kraft’s OC Book Blog: “Music for Wartime” Short Stories by Rebecca Makkai

What’s better than a great short story? Nothing, to my mind. I’ve got piles by my bedside when I’d rather a compact work of fiction...