The Many Daughters of Afong Moy


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Atria Books
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6.29 X 9.29 X 1.32 inches | 1.21 pounds

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About the Author

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. His 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. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug.


"The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is simply transcendent. The first Chinese woman to set her lotus-bound feet in America is destined to set off a ripple through time and space, as her descendants struggle with her legacy of loss and loneliness. Themes of karma, courage, love, and motherhood weave timelessly through eight generations of women seeking to find balance in an increasingly tempest-racked world. Jamie Ford has outdone himself!" --KATE QUINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code
"Jamie Ford's army of readers will be thrilled by this amazing new novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, which promises to take them to places they have not been to before. At our house, we enjoyed many nights reading later and later into the evening, and discussing its wonders and surprises." --LUIS ALBERTO URREA, bestselling author of The House of Broken Angels
"A haunting love story not just for our time but all times, Jamie Ford's The Many Daughters of Afong Moyexplores the challenges of the Asian experience across eras, and into our own, and reminds us that no human suffers alone.Impossible to put down once I picked it up, its characters will live with me for a very long time." --HUGH HOWEY, New York Times bestselling author of Wool
"Fans of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet rejoice: Jamie Ford has done it again. The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is a searing and vibrant epic of generational love, trauma, and healing. In his trademark poignant prose, Ford breathes Afong Moy and her descendants to life with dimension and power. This is a book that will stay with readers and reshape how they engage with their own lives and legacies. To read it is to be transformed--and to transcend." --QIAN JULIE WANG, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Country
"Ford raises fascinating questions..." --Kirkus
"Lyrical and profound, poignant and original, this sweeping saga explores the love that binds one family across generations. For Jamie Ford fans both old and new, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is an unmitigated pleasure."--CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles
"[A] poignant meditation on how we are shaped by those who come before us, as well as an emotional journey through the past and future. Jamie Ford's lyrical writing fills the reader with wonder, possibility, and most of all hope. This story will live inside me forever." --JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library
"[I]mmersive and enlightening." --Booklist