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…

Jee reviews #TheGown by Jennifer Robson @AuthorJenniferR @wmMorrowBooks and is looking forward to meeting her at @DBookFestival !! #historicalfiction #DecaturBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Publisher: William Morrow In a nutshell (Publisher): London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and…

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,…

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…

An Interview with the author of #GazelleInTheShadows, #MichellePeach

I’m so honored to be given this chance to interview the author of Gazelle in the Shadows, Michelle Peach! Before that, a little background on this historical thriller/coming-of-age book: Gazelle in the Shadows In the mid 90s, Elizabeth Booth, a young British college student studying Arabic at Durham University, travels to Damascus to immerse herself in…