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 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…

What if Hillary didn’t marry Bill Clinton? Jee reviews ‘Rodham’ by Curtis Sittenfeld @RandomHouse #Bookreview #WhatIf #Fiction #WomenLeaders #powerfulwomen #Hillary #Rodham

Title/Author: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Publisher: Random House Pages: 420 In a nutshell: In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’s on the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement. And then she meets Bill Clinton. A…

Jee reviews a #scifi novel with strong characters and brilliant world-building: #TheVanishedBirds by Simon Jimenez #Spoilerfree @DelRayBooks @randomhouse #NetGalley #debutnovel #eARC #interstellartravel

Title/Author: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez Publisher: Del Ray Pages: 400 Published: January 14, 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): A solitary ship captain, drifting through time. Nia Imani is a woman out of place. Traveling through the stars condenses decades into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for…

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…

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 #Inland by Téa Obreht @RandomHouse #RandomHouse #NetGalley #eARC #magicalRealism #Western #AmericanWest #fiction @DBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: Inland by Téa Obreht Publisher: Random House In a nutshell: In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons,…

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 #LittleFiresEverywhere by #CelesteNg #RandomHouse #literaryfiction #familylifefiction #asianAmericanLitFiction

Title/Author: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Publisher: Random House In a nutshell (Amazon): From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything…