Jee’s Book Review: ‘The Mountains Sing’ by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai @nguyen_p_quemai @AlgonquinBooks #TheMountainsSing #bookreview #comingofage #VietnamWar #historicalfiction #familysaga #warfiction #theGreatFamine #theLandReform #booksbypoc

Title/Author: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Publisher: Algonquin Books Pages: In a nutshell (Publisher): With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tran family, set against the backdrop of the Viet…

Warning: #UnpopularOpinion ahead! Jee reviews ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ by V.E.Schwab #SPOILERFREE #AddieLaRue #eARC #NetGalley #TorBooks #bookreview #historicalfantasy #fiction #starcrossedlovers #lovestory #irememberaddie

Title/Author: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 448 In a nutshell (Publisher): In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never…

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY! ‘Paris Never Leaves You’ by Ellen Feldman @StMartinsPress #ParisNeverLeavesYou #EllenFeldman #BlogTour #GIVEAWAY #Excerpt #HistoricalFiction

Title/Author: Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 351 Publication date: Aug 04 , 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): “Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real page turner. This story will stay with me for a long time.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s JourneyLiving through World…

What if Jesus had a wife and her name was Ana? What if this was Ana’s story? Jee reviews ‘The Book of Longings’ by @suemonkkidd @VikingBooks #Bookreview #WhatIf #historicalfiction

Title/Author: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Publisher: Viking Pages: 429 In a nutshell (Publisher): In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with…

This book surprised me in many ways! Jee reviews a compelling, moving, tear-jerker, #TheGirlsWithNoNames by @SerenaBurdick @HarlequinBooks @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC #historicalfiction #generalfiction

Title/Author: The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick Publisher: Harlequin Mira In a nutshell (Publisher): A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules. Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize…

Jee reviews a heartbreaking yet powerful read – #TheRevisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton @MWilkers13 @CounterpointLLC #historicalfiction #AfricanAmerican #racism

Title/Author: The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Publisher: Counterpoint Press In a nutshell (Publisher): “[A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton’s writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech… This is a novel about the women, the mothers.” ―New York Times Book Review “A powerful tale of…

Jee reviews ‘Cilka’s Journey’ by Heather Morris #CilkasJourney #HeatherMorris @StMartinsPress #Netgalley #eARC #HistoricalFiction

Title/Author: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris In a nutshell (Publisher): Her beauty saved her — and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power,…

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…