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…

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…

Jee’s Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton @simonschuster #OpalNev #NetGalley #BookReview #fiction #BooksbyPOC #eARC #BooksbyBlackAuthors #debutnovel #newauthor

Title/Author: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 367 In a nutshell (Publisher): An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last…

Jee’s book review ‘THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ by Don Lemon @littlebrown #DonLemon #THISISTHEFIRE #bookreview #nonfiction #racism #americanhistory #booksbyPOC #booksbyblackauthors

Title: THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon Publisher: Little Brown & Company In a nutshell (Publisher): In this ‘vital book for these times’ (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How…

Book review ‘Ring Shout’ by @pdjeliclark @TorDotComPub #bookreview #NetGalley #eARC #ringshoutbook #ringshout #supernatural #darkfantasy #historicalfantasy #racism #booksbyblackauthors

Title/Author: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark Publisher: Tordotcom Pages: 192 In a nutshell (Publisher): Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS. In 1915, The Birth of a…

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…

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…

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 #booksbypoc #asianlit

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…

A novel that left a lasting impression on me. Jee reviews ‘If I Had Your Face’ by @Frances_H_Cha @RandomHouse #BallantineBooks #bookreview #debutnovel #Seoul #SouthKorea #femalefriendship #plasticsurgery #booksbypoc #asianlit

Title/Author: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Publisher: Ballantine House Pages: 274 In a nutshell (Publisher): “Absolutely stunning . . . If I Had Your Face marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six Kyuri is an achingly beautiful woman with a hard-won…