Jee reviews #TheGown by Jennifer Robson @AuthorJenniferR @wmMorrowBooks and is looking forward to meeting her at @DBookFestival !! #historicalfiction #DecaturBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Publisher: William Morrow In a nutshell (Publisher): London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and…

Ready for a fun and an entertaining summer read? Jee reviews The Overdue Life of Amy Byler #TheOverdueLifeOfAmyByler by #KellyHarms @amazonpub #LakeUnionPublishing #summerread

Title/Author: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms Publisher: Lake Union Publishing In a nutshell (Publisher): Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes…

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…

Come One, Come All! Join @The_WriteReads #TheWriteReads gang on the #UltimateBlogTour of #TheWritten, a dark, epic #fantasy by #BenGalley @BenGalley! Jee reviews Chapter 1 of The Written! Be sure to check out the rest of the tours too!

In a nutshell: The Written; Book 1 of The Emanska Series His name is Farden. They whisper that he’s dangerous. Dangerous is only the half of it. Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and somethingvery powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink…

Ever heard of an African Samurai? Neither have I, until now! Jee briefly reviews #AfricanSamurai : The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by #ThomasLockley & #GeoffreyGirard @Hanover_Square #NetGalley #eARC #MedievalHistory #biography

Title/Author(s): African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley & Geoffrey Girard Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan…

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…

Jee reviews #HowWeDisappeared by #JingJingLee @Hanover_Square #HistoricalWW2Fiction #literaryfiction #Singapore #eARC #NetGalley

Title/Author: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): A mesmerizing novel of World War II Singapore, “a story about memory, trauma, and ultimately love” (New York Times)—for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked,…

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…