Jee reviews ‘Thank You, Mr. Nixon’ by @GishJen @aaknopf #bookreview #shortstories #shortstoriescollection #GishJen #ThankYouMrNixon #fiction #racism #class #identity #family #Mao #CulturalRevolution #ChinaUSA #China #USA #ARC #booksbypoc

Title/Author: Thank you, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen Publisher: Knopf Publishing Pages: 272 In a nutshell (Publisher): The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people. It is a unique book that only Jen could write—a story collection…

Jee reviews ‘People From My Neighborhood’ by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Ted Goossen #PeopleFromMyNeighborhood @softskull #bookreview #ARC #HiromiKawakami #shortstories #magicalrealism #fables #myths #AsianAuthor #AsianLit #JapaneseLit #Japan #SoftSkullPress #JapaneseAuthor #translatedbook

Title/Author: People From My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami Publisher: Soft Skull Press Pages: 176 In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of the internationally bestselling Strange Weather in Tokyo, a collection of interlinking stories that masterfully blend the mundane and the mythical—”fairy tales in the best Brothers Grimm tradition: naïf, magical, and frequently veering into the…

Of haunted jungles, macabre mansions, possessed lands and bodies…Jee reviews ‘Build Your House Around My Body’ by Violet Kupersmith @oneworldnews @randomhouse #bookreview #fiction #asianlit #booksbypoc #bookreview #magicalrealism #asianfolklore #Vietnam #FrenchWar #buildyourhousearoundmybody

Title/Author: Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith Publisher: Random House Pages: 400 In a nutshell (Publisher): Two young women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have their revenge.1986: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Vietnamese family loses her way in an abandoned rubber plantation while…

Jee reviews ‘The Maidens’ by Alex Michaelides @CeladonBooks #psychologicalthriller #themaidens #GreekMythology #murdermystery #CeladonReads #Partner

Title/Author: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Publisher: Celadon Books Pages: 352 In a nutshell (Publisher): Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of…

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 #asianlit #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…

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 #Japan #hiromikawakami #JapaneseAuthor

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 Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton @simonschuster #OpalNev #NetGalley #UnpopularOpinion #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: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner @parkrowbooks #bookreview #historicalfiction #mudlarking #london #thelostapothecary

Title/Author: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Publisher: Park Row Pages: 269 In a nutshell (Publisher): Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads! March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick “A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network A forgotten…