When looking for answers to life and its problems, do you turn to #God or #Science? Jee reviews ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ by #YaaGyasi #bookreview #TranscendentKingdom #literaryfiction @AAKnopf #science #religion #faith #booksbypoc #booksbyblackauthors

Title/Author: Transcendent Kingdom Publisher: Knopf  Pages: 266 In a nutshell (Publisher): Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after…

If you were given a second chance to live, would you do it differently? Jee reviews ‘The Book of Two Ways’ by Jodi Picoult #SPOILERFREE @RandomHouse #eARC #NetGalley #BallantineBooks #love #secondchances #familysaga #quantumphysics #Egyptology #archeology

Title/Author: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Publisher: Ballantine Books Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing…

Looking for a fun and an entertaining read for your middle-grader? Jee reviews ‘The Beast and The Bethany’ by Jack Meggitt-Phillips @MeggittPhillips @simonschuster @egmontUK @The_WriteReads #TheWriteReads #UltimateBlogTour #eARC

Title/Author: The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 240 In a nutshell (Publisher): Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years. How, you may wonder? Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of…

A thoughtful and engaging story on love and loss in China, over four generations. Jee reviews ‘The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China’ by Xinran Xue @BloomsburyPub #eARC #NetGalley #ThePromiseBook #xinran #bookreview #Nonfiction #love #loss #China #CulturalRevolution #MaoEra #booksbypoc

Title/Author: The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China by Xinran Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future was arranged by their families, this couple had much to…

Another page-turner by Lisa Jewell! Jee reviews ‘Then She Was Gone’ by @lisajewelluk @AtriaBooks #SPOILERFREE #bookreview #suspense #ThenSheWasGone #thriller #psychologicalthriller #pageturner

Title/Author: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Publisher: Atria Books Pages: 369 In a nutshell (Publisher): Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with…

Jee reviews ‘Betty by Tiffany McDaniel’ @AAKnopf #bookreview #betty #bettybook #eARC #TiffanyMcDaniel #racism #sexism #abuse #comingofage #poverty #fiction #basedontruestory

Title/Author: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel Publisher: Knopf  In a nutshell (Publisher): A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life “A girl comes of age against the knife.” So begins the story of Betty…

Author Spotlight: Q and A with Dina Gu Brumfield, Author of ‘#Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai’ #Shanghai #China #OwnVoices #AuthorSpotlight @smithpublicity @GreenleafBookGr

Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai was such a brilliant debut, and I’m excited to share this Q&A with the author, Dina Gu Brumfield with you! In a nutshell (Publisher): The sweeping, multigenerational story of two iron-willed women, a grandmother and granddaughter, Unbound is also a richly textured, turbulent portrait of the city of…

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this debut! Jee reviews ‘#Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai’ by Dina Gu Brumfield @smithpublicity @GreenleafBookGr #OwnVoices #Shanghai #CulturalRevolution #China #bookreview #blogtour

Title/Author: Unbound by Dina Gu Brumfield Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Pages: 416 In a nutshell (Publisher): The sweeping, multigenerational story of two iron-willed women, a grandmother and granddaughter, Unbound is also a richly textured, turbulent portrait of the city of Shanghai in the twentieth century–a place where everyone must fight to carve out a place…

Join me on a #BlogTour and read an #Excerpt from ‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim @njooyounkim #TheLastStoryOfMinaLee @parkrowbooks

Title/Author: The Last Story of Mina Lee Publisher: Park Row Books Pages: 305 In a nutshell (Publisher): THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE opens when Margot Lee’s mother, Mina, doesn’t return her calls. It’s a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and finds that her mother has…

Jee reviews ‘Last One Out Shut Off The Lights’ by Stephanie Soileau @SMSoileau! Come check out this stunning collection of short stories and enter the giveaway to win a copy for yourself! @littlebrown #bookreview #shortstories #giveaway #debut #fiction #Louisiana

Title/Author: Last One Out Shut Off the Lights by Stephanie Soileau Publisher: Little Brown & Company Pages: 256 In a nutshell: Last One Out Shut Off the Lights is an evocative portrait of the last-chance towns of southwest Louisiana, where oil development, industrial pollution, dying wetlands, and the ever-present threat of devastating hurricanes have eroded their…