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Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

ASNC, Mechanics' Institute, and Litquake are pleased to host Jamie Ford, who will talk about his much-anticipated second novel, Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls — a Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past — both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Ford is the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Advance praise for Songs of Willow Frost:

"Ford has done it again, creating characters so full of passion and courage that we cannot help but follow them into the pages of history." — Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation

"I could not turn away from the haunting story or the stunning historical details that bring Depression-era Seattle to cinematic life. Ford's boundless compassion for the human spirit, in all its strengths and weaknesses, makes him one of our most unique and compelling storytellers." — Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name "Ford," thus confusing countless generations. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Co-sponsors: Litquake, Mechanics' Institute Library

Songs of Willow Frost will be available for purchase and signing.

Program Agenda:

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Registration
7:00 – 8:00 pm.: Discussion/Audience Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Book signing

Join ASNC for other Meet the Author events:

Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City, October 1, 2013

Monique Brinson Demery, Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Madame Nhu, October 24, 2013

Jung Chang, Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, November 18, 2013


Event Details

Wed 16 Oct 2013
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Glass Door Gallery
245 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco

$8 advanced / $10 ticket office.