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An Evening with Best-Selling Author Jamie Ford

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Greensboro Public Library presents New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford for a discussion and book signing. Ford is best known for the book club favorite, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a story about the love and friendship between Henry Lee, a Chinese American boy, and Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, set in Seattle during World War II and highlighting the racial tensions of the time. The novel won numerous awards including the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature.

His second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, is set against the backdrop of the Depression and is the tale of a Chinese American boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Ford also writes speculative fiction and has contributed to the anthologies Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life and Secret Identities, the first Asian American superhero anthology.

The son of a Chinese American father, Ford grew up in Seattle. The Western name Ford comes from his great grandfather, Min Chung (1850-1922), who immigrated to Nevada in 1865 and changed his name to William Ford. The author currently lives in Montana with his wife and children.

For more information, contact Beth Sheffield at 336-373-3617
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