Jee reviews ‘Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer’ by Jamie Figueora @CatapultStory #bookreview #ARC #fable #fairytale #magicalrealism #BrotherSisterMotherExplorer #debutnovel

Title/Author: Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueora #ARC #debutnovel #debutauthor Pages: 224 Publisher: Catapult In a nutshell (Publisher): A sister trying to hold back her brother from the edge of the abyss, for readers of Jesmyn Ward and Tommy Orange. In the tourist town of Ciudad de Tres Hermanas, in the aftermath of their…

A thoughtful and engaging story on love and loss in China, over four generations. Jee reviews ‘The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China’ by Xinran Xue @BloomsburyPub #eARC #NetGalley #ThePromiseBook #xinran #bookreview #Nonfiction #love #loss #China #CulturalRevolution #MaoEra #booksbypoc

Title/Author: The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China by Xinran Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future was arranged by their families, this couple had much to…

Jee reviews a story of loss and survival, hope and humanity: #DearEdward by Ann Napolitano #NetGalley #eARC @RandomHouse #TheDialPress #literaryfiction #womenfiction

Title/Author: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Publisher: The Dial Press of Random House Publishing Group In a nutshell (Publisher): What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?  One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los…

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Such a beautifully-written book on love, loss, faith, family, magic vs reality, religion and hope. It was so good I even dreamt abt it!

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Devastated by the Sri Lanka Civil War in 1983 that lasted for 26 years, these survivors moved to America hoping to forget their past and rebuild their lives. Half Gods is a collection of their stories.