If you were given a second chance to live, would you do it differently? Jee reviews ‘The Book of Two Ways’ by Jodi Picoult #SPOILERFREE @RandomHouse #eARC #NetGalley #BallantineBooks #love #secondchances #familysaga #quantumphysics #Egyptology #archeology

Title/Author: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Publisher: Ballantine Books Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing…

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 an immersive read: #TheDutchHouse by Ann Patchett @HarperBooks #siblingrelationship #familydrama #dysfunctionalfamily #forgiveness

Title/Author: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them…

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 #Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn @ndennis_benn @LiverightPub #literaryFiction #LGBTfiction @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Publisher: Liveright Pub In a nutshell (Publisher): A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished…

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.

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Title: The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams Publisher: William Morrow Verdict: 4/5 In a nutshell: The story switched back and forth between 1930’s and late 50’s – 60’s revolving around two ‘clans’ – The Islanders who were the inhabitants on Winthrop Island, and the ‘Families’, the summer vacationers on the island. Summer of 1969, Miranda…