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Author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Jamie Ford has 5 upcoming events.

Apr
22
Jamie Ford
Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Tuesday, April 22 at 00am
Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost)

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.www.jamieford.com (added from Random House)… (more)
May
2
Jamie Ford
Great Falls Public Library, Friday, May 2 at 00am
Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost)

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.www.jamieford.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Oct
2
Jamie Ford
Roanoke Valley Reads (RVR), Thursday, October 2 at 00am
Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost)

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.www.jamieford.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
Jamie Ford
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Wednesday, April 23 at 00am
Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost)

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.www.jamieford.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
An evening with Jamie Ford author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet & Songs of Willow Frost
Village Books, Wednesday, April 23 at 4pm
Join New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford for an afternoon discussion at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island. Jamie will talk about his book, Songs of Willow Frost, newly released in paperback, and will also share some of his favorite authors and books to read. Stay to enjoy dinner at the Beach Store Café and informal conversation with Jamie.

Starting at 4pm on Wed., April 23rd, enjoy a book discussion with Jamie over his new book - Songs of Willow Frost, which each guest will receive a copy of at the event. After the discussion, guests will enjoy a private dinner together with the author at the Beach Store Café. Cost for this event is $75, and rooms will be available to participants starting at $135. To register for this event, call the Willows Inn at 360.758.2620 or visit their website at Willows-Inn.com.

About Jamie Ford: Jamie Ford is the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which was an IndieBound NEXT List Selection and a National Bestseller. It was also named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association. His new novel, Songs of Willow Frost was published in September. And he’s working on a Young Adult series that even his agent doesn’t know about…yet. On the personal side, he’s the proud father of more teenagers than he can keep track of. Yep, it’s chaos, but the good kind of chaos.

About Songs of Willow Frost: Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song.

Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William’s past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford’s sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home.

Location: Street: 2579 West Shore Drive City: Lummi Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98262 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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