Author Spotlight: Q and A with Dina Gu Brumfield, Author of ‘#Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai’ #Shanghai #China #OwnVoices #AuthorSpotlight @smithpublicity @GreenleafBookGr

Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai was such a brilliant debut, and I’m excited to share this Q&A with the author, Dina Gu Brumfield with you! In a nutshell (Publisher): The sweeping, multigenerational story of two iron-willed women, a grandmother and granddaughter, Unbound is also a richly textured, turbulent portrait of the city of…

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this debut! Jee reviews ‘#Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai’ by Dina Gu Brumfield @smithpublicity @GreenleafBookGr #OwnVoices #Shanghai #CulturalRevolution #China #bookreview #blogtour

Title/Author: Unbound by Dina Gu Brumfield Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Pages: 416 In a nutshell (Publisher): The sweeping, multigenerational story of two iron-willed women, a grandmother and granddaughter, Unbound is also a richly textured, turbulent portrait of the city of Shanghai in the twentieth century–a place where everyone must fight to carve out a place…

Join me on a #BlogTour and read an #Excerpt from ‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim @njooyounkim #TheLastStoryOfMinaLee @parkrowbooks

Title/Author: The Last Story of Mina Lee Publisher: Park Row Books Pages: 305 In a nutshell (Publisher): THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE opens when Margot Lee’s mother, Mina, doesn’t return her calls. It’s a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and finds that her mother has…

Jee reviews ‘Last One Out Shut Off The Lights’ by Stephanie Soileau @SMSoileau! Come check out this stunning collection of short stories and enter the giveaway to win a copy for yourself! @littlebrown #bookreview #shortstories #giveaway #debut #fiction #Louisiana

Title/Author: Last One Out Shut Off the Lights by Stephanie Soileau Publisher: Little Brown & Company Pages: 256 In a nutshell: Last One Out Shut Off the Lights is an evocative portrait of the last-chance towns of southwest Louisiana, where oil development, industrial pollution, dying wetlands, and the ever-present threat of devastating hurricanes have eroded their…

A novel that left a lasting impression on me. Jee reviews ‘If I Had Your Face’ by @Frances_H_Cha @RandomHouse #BallantineBooks #bookreview #debutnovel #Seoul #SouthKorea #femalefriendship #plasticsurgery

Title/Author: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Publisher: Ballantine House Pages: 274 In a nutshell (Publisher): “Absolutely stunning . . . If I Had Your Face marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six Kyuri is an achingly beautiful woman with a hard-won…

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…

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…