Jee reviews #psychologicalthriller ‘The Family Upstairs’ by Lisa Jewell @lisajewelluk #TheFamilyUpstairs @atriabooks #NetGalley @netgalley #eARC

Title/Author: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work…

Jee reviews ‘The Water Dancer’ #TheWaterDancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates #TaNehisiCoates @RandomHouse #RandomHouse @OprahsBookClub #NetGalley #eARC #magicalRealism #fictionFantasy #historicalFiction

Title/Author: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coats Publisher: One World/Random House In a nutshell (Publisher): OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin…

Jee reviews #Inland by Téa Obreht @RandomHouse #RandomHouse #NetGalley #eARC #magicalRealism #Western #AmericanWest #fiction @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: Inland by Téa Obreht Publisher: Random House In a nutshell: In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons,…

Ever heard of an African Samurai? Neither have I, until now! Jee briefly reviews #AfricanSamurai : The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by #ThomasLockley & #GeoffreyGirard @Hanover_Square #NetGalley #eARC #MedievalHistory #biography

Title/Author(s): African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley & Geoffrey Girard Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan…

Jee reviews #HowWeDisappeared by #JingJingLee @Hanover_Square #HistoricalWW2Fiction #literaryfiction #Singapore #eARC #NetGalley

Title/Author: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): A mesmerizing novel of World War II Singapore, “a story about memory, trauma, and ultimately love” (New York Times)—for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked,…

Are you ready for something really, REAAALLY DIFFERENT & absurd? Jee suspends belief & reviews #TearsofTheTrufflePig by #FernandoAFlores #NetGalley #eARC #FSGbooks #literaryfiction #HispanicAmericanFiction

Title/Author: Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): One of Lit Hub and The Millions‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2019, one of Buzzfeed and Tor.com‘s Books to Read This Spring, and one of the Chicago Review of Books‘ Best New Books of May A parallel universe. South Texas. A third border wall might…