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…

Hilarious, full of heart and unputdownable! Jee reviews ‘Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride #DeaconKingKong #bookreview @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 quirky yet brilliant novel about a #ConvenienceStoreWoman by @SayakaMurata translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori #bookreview @GroveAtlantic #GrovePress #AsianFiction #AsianAuthor #JapaneseFiction

Title/Author: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Publisher: Grove Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school,…

An absolutely stunning debut! Jee reviews ‘A Burning’ by Megha Majumdar @MeghaMaj @AAKnopf #ABurning #bookreview #fiction #terrorist #corruption #racism #fate #India #ReadWithJenna #booksbypoc

Title/Author: A Burning by Megha Majumdar Publisher: Knopf  Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches…

What an immersive read! Jee reviews ‘The Vanishing Half’ by @britrbennett @riverheadbooks #bookreview #racism #class #identity #family #booksbyblackauthors #thevanishinghalf #bookreview

Title/Author: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 350 In a nutshell (Publisher): From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But…

Blog Tour @The_WriteReads ‘Crossing In Time: An Edgy Love Story (Between Two Evils Book 1)’ by @DL_Orton #CrossingInTime #UltimateBlogTour @WriteReadsTours

Title/Author: Crossing In Time by DL Orton Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press Pages: 559 In a nutshell (Publisher): The past isn’t over, it’s an opening. The future isn’t hidden, it’s a trap.If she ever wants to see him again, she’ll have to take the risk… Publishers Weekly Starred Review: “Funny, Romantic & Harrowing!” When offered a…

“What if we treated racism in the way we treat cancer? What has historically been effective at combatting racism is analogous to what has been combatting cancer.” Jee reflects on ‘How to be an Antiracist’ by @DrIbram X. Kendi #HowToBeAnAntiRacist @OneWorldLit #Antiracist #racism #booksonracism #blacklivesmatter #booksbyblackauthors #bookreview

Title/Author: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi Publisher: One World Pages: 284 In a nutshell (Publisher): Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful…

What if Hillary didn’t marry Bill Clinton? Jee reviews ‘Rodham’ by Curtis Sittenfeld @RandomHouse #Bookreview #WhatIf #Fiction #WomenLeaders #powerfulwomen #Hillary #Rodham

Title/Author: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Publisher: Random House Pages: 420 In a nutshell: In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’s on the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement. And then she meets Bill Clinton. A…

Jee reviews ‘Stranger in the Lake’ by Kimberly Belle @HarlequinBooks #NetGalley #StrangerInTheLake #eARC #BlogTour #Fiction #Psychological #Thriller #bookreview

Title/Author: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle Publisher: Harlequin Books Pages: 352 Publication Date: June 9, 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and…

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…