cross-cultural

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson: Royal Teen/Family Seek Asylum

Cross Cultural
The Tyrant's Daughter

If working as a covert CIA operative around the world, as J.C. Carleson did, doesn’t give you a wealth of intrigue and exotic cultures to delve into as a writer, I’m not sure what would. When I saw that she had written The Tyrant’s Daughter, her background definitely influenced my reading decision. Although this is […]

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Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel: Assam Tea Plantation Life

Cross Cultural
teatime for the firefly

I found the title of Shona Patel’s debut novel, Teatime for the Firefly, very intriguing for some reason. I had hosted many pretend tea parties as a child but never for a firefly. What could this novel be about? When I read the publisher’s brief description, I knew I wanted to read it although I […]

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Where They Bury You by Steven W. Kohlhagen: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
where they bury you

Have you ever read a historical account and felt in your gut that something about it just didn’t sound right? That’s what led Steven W. Kohlhagen to write Where They Bury You. What he read in Kit Carson’s report about August 1863’s events didn’t make sense to him, so he began to do some research. […]

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The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Book of Jonas

I kept seeing the book cover for The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau and loved the drawings on it. When I read the publisher’s brief description of this debut novel, I couldn’t see the connection between the story and the cover. Then I began to read and it all made perfect sense. This is […]

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Double Book Giveaway & Giveaway Hop: The Thief & A Need So Beautiful

Crime Story
Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop

We’re participating in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop with a double book giveaway! One book is an advance reader’s copy, The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura, and one is a finished hardback copy, A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young. They share a common thread. The Thief features a pickpocket whose countenance must be easily forgotten. […]

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Book Giveaway & Review: Drifting House by Krys Lee

Cross Cultural
Drifting House

We live in a world that grows smaller by the minute, so PopcornReads.com likes to provide reviews of cross-cultural novels. When I saw the publisher’s description of Drifting House by Krys Lee, I realized we haven’t reviewed any books about Koreans and Korean Americans. This looked like an ideal opportunity to learn more about that […]

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