Hilarious, full of heart and unputdownable! Jee reviews ‘Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride #DeaconKingKong @Riverheadbooks #JamesMcBride #OprahsBookClub #fiction #drugwar #race #class

Title/Author: Deacon King Kong by James McBride Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 383 In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as…

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 #WeAreAllGoodPeopleHere by Susan Rebecca White, who was recently at @ReadItAgain to talk about her book! @atriabooks #HistoricalFiction #civilrights #politicalfiction #racism #lgbtq #friendship #socialjustice

Title/Author: We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of A Place at the Table and A Soft Place to Land, an “intense, complex, and wholly immersive” (Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author) multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the…

Jee reviews ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ by #OceanVuong @PenguinPress #PenguinPress #LGBT #epistolary #queerculture #pridemonth #AmericanAsianLiterature @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Publisher: Penguin Press In a nutshell (Publisher): On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born…

A tiger’s wife, a deathless man, Punjabi women & a murder mystery case! Jee delves into two very different worlds with these #minireviews : #TheTigersWife by #TeaObreht #RandomHouse @randomhouse #magicalrealism #literaryfiction & #EroticStoriesForPunjabiWomen by #BalliKaurJaswal #AsianAmericanLiteratureFiction #WilliamMorrow @WMmorrowBooks

Title/Author: The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht Publisher: Random House Verdict: Read if you like magical realism! The death of her grandfather led Natalia to retrieve the items that he left behind. That journey took her mind back to her days spent with him and the stories he told her about his encounters…

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Title: So You Want to Talk About Race Author: Ijeoma Oluo Verdict: 5/5 In a nutshell (Publisher): In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism…