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Book Title: Songs of Willow Frost|
The author of the book: Jamie Ford
ISBN 13: 9781410462183
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 16.72 MB
Edition: Thorndike Press
Date of issue: September 4th 2013
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From Jamie Ford, the "New York Times" bestselling author of the beloved "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, "comes a much-anticipated second novel. 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.
Praise for Jamie Ford's "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"
"A wartime-era Chinese-Japanese variation on "Romeo and Juliet" . . . The period detail [is] so revealing and so well rendered."--"The Seattle Times"
"Mesmerizing and evocative, a tale of conflicted loyalties and timeless devotion."--Sara Gruen, author of "Water for Elephants"
"An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut that explores the age-old conflicts between father and son and the depths and longings of deep-heart love."--Lisa See, author of "Dreams of Joy"
"A moving story of love lost and perhaps once again found."--United Press International
"A tender and satisfying novel . . . This is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more important, it will make you feel."--Garth Stein, author of" The Art of Racing in the Rain"
"A satisfying and heart-wrenching tale . . . that transports the reader back in time.""--Deseret Morning News"
Read information about the authorJamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Jamie’s work has been published in 34 languages. Also, because Jamie feels weird writing about himself in the 3rd person, he’s going to say…
Hi, this is me.
Not a publicist. Not some weird aggregated bit of web-content, just little ol’ me, the author, sitting here in my favorite Batman pajamas (yes, I have several pairs) writing this note in my cozy home office, dog at my feet. His name is Dexter and he’s twitching right now, obviously chasing rabbits in his dreams.
While we’re chatting, I should mention that my second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, came out in 2013–which I think is better than my first novel, but I’m kind of biased.
And…now my third novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes, also historical fiction, also set in Seattle, will be published September 12, 2017.
If you’re looking for more things that have spilled out of my brain, I have steampunk tales in The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come (The Apocalypse Triptych). Also a story in Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life. That particular piece is about Daredevil, Elektra, and how I lost my virginity. (TMI?)
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