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Jamie Ford

Alan Alabastro

Jamie Ford is an American author and Tucson Festival of Books favorite. He is best known for the New York Times best-selling novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," which won the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature.

In 2013, he released his second book, "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.

Ford's new book, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," inspired by a true story, is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle World's Fair.

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. Jamie 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.

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Fiction / Literature
Ballantine - Random House
September 2017
ISBN 9780804176750
320 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. More/less

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Fiction / Literature
Ballantine - Random House
October 2009
ISBN 9780345505347
301 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered in Seattle, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

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