Songs of Willow Frost

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Ballantine Books
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5.2 X 8.12 X 0.78 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

The son of a Chinese American father, Jamie Ford is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.


"If you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you're going to love Songs of Willow Frost. . . . tender, powerful, and deeply satisfying."--Lisa Genova

"[A] poignant tale of lost and found love."--Tampa Bay Times

"Arresting . . . [with] the kind of ending readers always hope for, but seldom get."--The Dallas Morning News

"[An] achingly tender story . . . a tale of nuance and emotion."--The Providence Journal

"Ford crafts [a] beautiful, tender tale of love transcending the sins people perpetrate on one another and shows how the strength of our primal relationships is the best part of our human nature."--Great Falls Tribune

"Remarkable . . . likely to appeal to readers who enjoy the multi-generational novels of Amy Tan."--Bookreporter

"Jamie Ford is a first-rate novelist, and with Songs of Willow Frost he takes a great leap forward and demonstrates the uncanny ability to move me to tears."--Pat Conroy

"With vivid detail, Jamie Ford brings to life Seattle's Chinatown during the Depression and chronicles the high price those desperate times exacted from an orphaned boy and the woman he believes is his mother. Songs of Willow Frost is about innocence and the loss of it, about longing, about the power of remembered love."--Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

"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

"A beautiful novel . . . William's journey is one you'll savor, and then think about long after the book is closed."--Susan Wiggs, author of The Apple Orchard

"One of those rare books that move right into your heart and stay there . . . a delight to read [that is] destined to become a book-club favorite."--Anne Fortier, author of Juliet

"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

"Ford weaves another rich tapestry of history and family drama in this cliff-hanging tale. . . . Hope and fate, laughs and tears: Songs of Willow Frost has it all."--Ivan Doig, author of The Bartender's Tale