Jee’s Author Feature: Interview with National Book Award Finalist, Julia Phillips, on Kamchatka and her inspiration behind ‘Disappearing Earth’ #NationalBestSeller #NationalBookAwardFinalist #debutAuthor #AuthorInterview @jkbphillips #DisappearingEarth @AAKnopf

Julia Phillips is the author of Disappearing Earth, a National Bestseller and a National Book Award Finalist. Her debut is being published in thirteen countries and has been named one of the best books of 2019 so far by Vanity Fair, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly. And many sang its praises: Tayari Jones, ‘An “astonishing…

Jee’s mini reviews of #HollowKingdom by Kira Jane Buxton @KiraJaneWrites @GrandCentralPub & #TheHauntingofTramCar015 by P. Djeli Clark @pdjeliclark @TorDotComPub #scifi #fantasy @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton Publisher: Grand Central Publishing In a nutshell (Publisher): S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. Then Big Jim’s eyeball…

Jee reviews #DisappearingEarth by Julia Phillips @AAKnopf @DBookFestival #dbf2019 #debutNovel #fiction

Title/Author: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips Publisher: Knopf In a nutshell: One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls–sisters, eight and eleven–go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community,…

Jee reviews #FruitOfTheDrunkenTree by @ingrid_rojas_c @doubledaybooks @dBookFestival #doubledaybooks #dbf2019 #comingofage #HispanicAmericanLiterature #fiction #war #PabloEscobar #femaleEmpowerment

Title/Author: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Publisher: Doubleday Books In a nutshell (Publisher): Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo…

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…