Type of book: 1930s-1940s India, secrets, castes, fertility, miscarriages, time-slip, choices, storytelling, modern India, British Raj, Gandhi, freedom, school,
Year it was published: 2019
From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.
Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.
Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother duri…
China's Modern History Name of Book: 'Till Morning Comes
Published by: Bantam book Author Name: Suyin Han ISBN: 0-553-23270-3 Type of Book: Adult, China, World War II, 1944-1971? Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, Interracial Relationship, Asian Male White Female Year it was published in: 1982
Alone in exotic Chungking, beautiful foreign correspondent Stephanie Ryder is warned to keep silent about the atrocities she witnesses in the city’s teeming slums. Defying a brutal Kuomintang officer, she is swept to an electrifying first meeting with Dr. Jen Yong, a handsome, dedicated and compassionate Chinese surgeon. For Yong, a sexual liaison with an American woman could mean a death sentence. For Stephanie, an affair with an Asian man would cause an irreparable breach with her Texas millionaire father. But just when danger threatens to separate them forever, their passion bursts into flame…and carries them on a fabulous romantic journey from the stormy depths of fear and …
So it's that time of year again: the time when "Best of..." lists appear listing various books that have captured our souls and our imaginations. A lot of times I am of the belief that next year can't beat the current one, but this time, I'm happy to report, reading wise, I already know that 2020 will be filled with a long of wonderful reading treasures. This time I will look back on the best books I have reviewed during 2019 (many of them were published in previous years) and I hope next year I will have the chance to do the same thing. To 2020!
From My Blog:
The shame factor; heal your deepest fears and set yourself free by Stephan B. POULTER, PhD
Brief Reason I loved it: It's raw, honest and doesn't leave a stone unturned
The Fragility of Bodies by Sergio OLGUIN
Brief Reason I loved it: Tense mystery, real unapologetic woman and intriguing premise
The Bloody black flag by Steve Goble
Brief reason I loved it: Look at a pirate life and loved Spider John…