Jee reviews ‘The Water Dancer’ #TheWaterDancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates #TaNehisiCoates @RandomHouse #RandomHouse @OprahsBookClub #NetGalley #eARC #magicalRealism #fictionFantasy #historicalFiction

Title/Author: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coats Publisher: One World/Random House In a nutshell (Publisher): OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin…

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…

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,…

An Interview with the author of #GazelleInTheShadows, #MichellePeach

I’m so honored to be given this chance to interview the author of Gazelle in the Shadows, Michelle Peach! Before that, a little background on this historical thriller/coming-of-age book: Gazelle in the Shadows In the mid 90s, Elizabeth Booth, a young British college student studying Arabic at Durham University, travels to Damascus to immerse herself in…

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Title/Author: The Help by Kathryn Stockett Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group Pages: 530 ISBN: 978-0-425-24513-2 In a nutshell The Help is set in the 1960’s and told by Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter’s perspective. Aibileen and Minny are maids who worked for white families and regularly exchanged stories about their bosses they served. Eugena “Skeeter” Phelan…

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Title/Author: Moloka’i by Alan BrennertPublisher: St Martin’s GriffinPages: 383ISBN: 978-0-312-30435-5 In a nutshell This novel is set in the 18t90’s to 1970’s. The female protagonist, Rachel Kalama grew up in Honolulu and is part of a big Hawaiian family. Her father, was a merchant seaman and she dreamt that she’d travel to places her dad…

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Title/Author: Alice I Have Been by Melanie BenjaminPublisher: Bantam BooksPages: 365ISBN: 978-0-385-34414-2 In a nutshellAlice Liddell Hargreaves is the ‘Alice’ in Wonderland; the girl who followed the White Rabbit into a land of quirky characters such as the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat. If not for Alice, Lewis Carroll wouldn’t have…