Jee’s #BookShoutout ‘Little White Hands (Garlen Greatheart)’ by Mark Cushen @MarkCushen87 #indieauthor #middlegrade #fantasy #fiction #series #debut #trilogy #selfpublished #littlewhitehands

Title/Author: Little White Hands by Mark Cushen Publisher: Self-published Pages: 339 Excerpt (from Chapter 1): If I were to tell you that there was once a humble little kitchenhand whostruggled through many perils and pitfalls to become a venerated hero, would you believe me? Probably not. Most likely you would say, “Pah!” or “Nonsense!” or…

Jee reviews ‘The Book of Magic’ by Alice Hoffman @SimonSchuster #UnpopularOpinion #bookreview #TheBookOfMagic #PracticalMagicFinale #PracticalMagicSeries #series #magicalrealism #witches #favauthor #fiction

Title/Author: The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 396 In a nutshell (Publisher): The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured,…

Jee reviews ‘She Who Became the Sun’ by Shelley Parker-Chan @torbooks #SheWhoBecameTheSun #bookreview #booksbypoc #eARC #NetGalley #debutnovel #fantasy #histfic #fiction #historicalfantasy

Title/Author: She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 404 In a nutshell (Publisher): To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything “I refuse to be nothing…” In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A…

Jee reviews Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung @OneWorldLit #GhostForest #bookreview #asianlit #booksbypoc #debutnovel #fiction #asianliterature #immigrantstory #astronautfamily #chineseculture

Title/Author: Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung Publisher: One World Pages: 202 In a nutshell (Publisher): This “powerful” (BuzzFeed) debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you’ve closed its covers. “I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder.”—T Kira Madden, author…

Is Jacob guilty of murder? Jee reviews ‘Defending Jacob’ by William Landay #SPOILERFREE #bookreview #defendingjacob #legalthriller #TVseries #courtroomdrama #family #parenting #fiction

Title/Author: Defending Jacob by William Landay Publisher: Delacorte Press Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City Star Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home…

Jee reviews ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Allison Markin Powell @CounterpointLLC #bookreview #asianauthor #booksbypoc #asianliterature #asianlit #japliterature #strangeweatherintokyo #favoriteread #translatedbook

Title/Author: Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Allison Markin Powell Publisher: Counterpoint LLC Pages: 190 In a nutshell (Publisher): Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a story of loneliness and love that defies age. Tsukiko, thirty–eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens…

Jee’s #BookShoutOut ‘America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States’ by @prof_erikalee is out NOW in PAPERBACK! #AmericaForAmericans @basicbooks #nonfiction #USimmigranthistory #history #asianamericanstudies #xenophobia #booksbypoc

Title/Author: America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States Publisher: Basic Books Pages: 480 Publication date (Paperback Edition): June 15, 2021 In a nutshell (Publisher): This definitive history of American xenophobia is “essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society.” (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to…

Love learning more about Oceania, its people and indigenous technologies? Check out #Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific by Nicholas Thomas @basicbooks #nonfiction #history #bookshoutout

Title/Author: VOYAGERS: The Settlement of the Pacific by Nicholas Thomas Publisher: Basic Books Publication date: June 15, 2021 Pages: 224 In a nutshell (Publisher): The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across thousands of miles of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to…