Jee reviews ‘Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind’ by Alexander McCall Smith @PantheonBooks #PianosandFlowers #shortstories #anthologies #KnopfDoubleDay #fiction #shortstoriescollection #NetGalley #eARC

Title/Author: Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith Publisher: Pantheon Pages: 192 In a nutshell (Publisher): A delightful collection of stories and photographs from the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, imagining the lives and loves of everyday people in the twentieth century Pictures capture moments in time, presenting the viewer with…

Jee reviews #Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn @ndennis_benn @LiverightPub #literaryFiction #LGBTfiction @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Publisher: Liveright Pub In a nutshell (Publisher): A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished…

Jee reviews #BecomingDrSeuss by @brianjayjones @DuttonBooks @Netgalley #Netgalley #eARC #bookreview #biography #memoir #DrSeuss #nonfiction

Title/Author: Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones In a nutshell (Publisher): Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us…

Jee reviews #DaughterOfMolokai by #AlanBrennert #Netgalley #eARC #StMartinsPress #HistoricalFiction #MolokaiSequel

Title/Author: Daughter of Molokai Publisher: St Martin’s Press In a nutshell (Publisher): Alan Brennert’s beloved novel Moloka’i, currently has over 600,000 copies in print. This companion tale tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama―quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa―was forced to give up at birth. The…

Jee’s #bookreview of #TheDreamers by Karen Thompson Walker #RandomHouse #literaryfiction #netgalley #eARC #UNPOPULARopinion

Title: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker Publisher: Random House Verdict: 3.5/5 Publication date: Jan 15, 2019 In a nutshell (Publisher): One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her…

Jee’s #bookreview of #AnAbsolutelyRemarkableThing by Hank Green #PenguinUSA @DuttonBooks #fiction #scifi *WARNING* #UNPOPULARopinion (Please don’t hate me)

Title: A Truly Remarkable Thing by Hank Green Publisher: Penguin USA [Dutton] Verdict: 3/5 In a nutshell (Amazon): In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have…