Hilarious, full of heart and unputdownable! Jee reviews ‘Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride #DeaconKingKong @Riverheadbooks #JamesMcBride #OprahsBookClub #fiction #drugwar #race #class

Title/Author: Deacon King Kong by James McBride Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 383 In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as…

What an immersive read! Jee reviews ‘The Vanishing Half’ by @britrbennett @riverheadbooks #racism #class #identity #family #booksbyblackauthors #thevanishinghalf #bookreview

Title/Author: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 350 In a nutshell (Publisher): From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But…

A story of love and loss, addiction and healing. Jee reviews ‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore @LizMooreBooks @RiverheadBooks #literaryfiction #thriller #addiction #Kensington #opioidepidemic

Title/Author: Long Bright Rivery by Liz Moore Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 492 In a nutshell: Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing. In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the…