About Songs of Willow Frost
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Sept 10, 2013)
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.
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.
Jamie Ford’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, September 30th: Historical Tapestry
Monday, September 30th: Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Tuesday, October 1st: The Relentless Reader
Wednesday, October 2nd: The Best Books Ever
Friday, October 4th: A Bookish Way of Life
Monday, October 7th: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, October 8th: Lit and Life
Wednesday, October 9th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, October 10th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, October 11th: Books Speak Volumes
Monday, October 14th: Joyfully Retired
Wednesday, October 16th: A Bookworm’s World
Friday, October 18th: Luxury Reading
Monday, October 21st: The Lost Entwife
Tuesday, October 22nd: The Feminist Texican [Reads]
Wednesday, October 23rd: The Blue Stocking Society
Friday, October 25th: Books and Movies
Monday, October 28th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, October 30th: Books a la Mode
Wednesday, October 30th: My Bookshelf
Thursday, November 21st: Amusing Reviews