Home Authors Posts by Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

94 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

‘All the Lovers of the Night’ is a stark look at one woman’s emotionally...

“All the Lovers of the Night,” the latest English-translated book from Mieko Kawakami, the acclaimed author of international bestseller “Breasts and Eggs,” questions the meaning of happiness by exploring Japanese society through the eyes of Fuyuko...

Writer Lan Samantha Chang talks about food, family drama, writing immigrant characters against stereotypes,...

Lan Samantha Chang. Photo by IfeOluwa Nihinlola Writer Lan Samantha Chang is the author of All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, Inheritance, Hunger, and most recently, The Family Chao, published in February 2022. Chang is...

Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police is a grim warning

For people who find themselves remembering the past—or even things others tell them—more than others, The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa might hit a chord. Originally published 28 years earlier in Japan in time...

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s graphic novel The Waiting shows that the pain of the Korean...

“The generation that experienced the Korean War is dying, and with them, the painful memories are disappearing too. The current generation has little interest in the reunification of the two Koreas. They dismiss the...

An unsolved murder in Lemon and a dystopian eco-thriller in The Disaster Tourist are...

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun Memory is not something that can accurately be relied upon to bear witness to a crime, especially if it happened 16 years ago from the perspective of someone who did not...

Jamie Ford takes on themes of intergenerational trauma and epigenic inheritances in his newest...

Jamie Ford, author of the bestseller Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, tackles intergenerational trauma in his latest book The Many Daughters of Afong Moy. In particular, he takes transgenerational epigenetic inheritance...

Author Gabrielle Zevin talks about the themes of systemic and social injustice in her...

Gabrielle Zevin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, is set to have her latest book Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow released on July 5. Fans of Shakespeare...

It’s a Two-Eye vs. One-Eye world in Aminder Dhaliwal’s graphic novel Cyclopedia Exotica 

Animator and graphic novelist Aminder Dhaliwal follows up on the success of her first graphic novel Woman World with yet another delightfully intriguing concept for a book: a world where, instead of race...

“The Cat Who Saved Books” examines books as living beings that have souls

As the world continues to advance towards a fully digital age, the question of whether physical books can survive has crossed the minds of many a serious book lover and reader. Sosuke Natsukawa tackles...

Kim Sagwa’s novel takes a scathing look at South Korean conformist society through the...

b, Book, and Me, Kim Sagwa’s fourth novel, gives a scathing look at South Korean society through the eyes of two middle school girls, b and Rang Hong. Although they are young adolescents, they...