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Club Book Presents: Jamie Ford

Book club favorite Jamie Ford made waves in 2009 with the publication of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Set in Seattle against the backdrop of Japanese-American internment during World War II, Ford’s historical fiction debut follows the unlikely but lasting friendship between a Chinese-American boy and Japanese-American girl. Kirkus Reviews commended it “a timely tale that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices.” Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet became a mainstay on the New York Times bestseller list for two full years, and garnered Ford a number of honors, including the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. It has been translated into an astounding 34 languages to date. Ford’s sophomore novel, Songs of Willow Frost (2013), revisits the author’s favorite setting at the height of the Great Depression.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Prior Lake Public Library
16210 Eagle Creek Ave
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345505347
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345522030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - March 11th, 2014