A thoughtful and engaging story on love and loss in China, over four generations. Jee reviews ‘The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China’ by Xinran Xue @BloomsburyPub #eARC #NetGalley #ThePromiseBook #xinran #bookreview #Nonfiction #love #loss #China #CulturalRevolution #MaoEra #booksbypoc

Title/Author: The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China by Xinran Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future was arranged by their families, this couple had much to…

This is such an eye-opening, thought-provoking read. Jee reviews ‘Eat The Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan town’ by @BarbaraDemick @randomhouse #eARC #bookreview #NetGalley #NonFiction #historical #Tibet #China #ChineseCivilWar #CulturalRevolution

Title/Author: Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick Publisher: Random House Pages: 336 In a nutshell (Publisher): “You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition  Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world. She tells…

Are you a fan of the 60’s and 70’s children’s TV shows? This book is for you! Jee reviews ‘Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America’ by David Kamp @MrKamp @SimonSchuster @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC #nonfiction #AmericanTVHistory #SesameStreet #ChildrenTV

Title/Author: Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America by David Kamp Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 In a nutshell (Publisher): With a foreward by QuestLove In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the…

Books That Made Me Smile, Laugh, Inspired Me & Gave Me Hope…

This month has been chaotic with all that’s been going on with Covid-19; so many people are either directly or indirectly affected by it. To those risking their lives to help, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You are all heroes! As for the rest of us, we can help them by staying…

Jee reviews a #mustread: ‘Catch and Kill’ by @RonanFarrow @HachetteUS #CatchAndKill #investigativejournalism #metoo #nonfiction

Title/Author: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow Publisher: Hachette Book Group In a nutshell (Publisher): In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost….