By Jamie Ford
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
From Jamie Ford, author of the cherished Hotel at the nook of sour and candy, comes a much-anticipated moment novel. Set opposed to the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a robust story of 2 souls—a boy with goals for his destiny and a lady escaping her haunted past—both looking love, desire, and forgiveness.
Twelve-year-old William Eng, a chinese language American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred center Orphanage ever due to the fact his mother’s listless physique was once over excited from their small condominium 5 years in the past. On his birthday—or really, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the opposite orphans are taken to the old Moore Theatre, the place William glimpses an actress at the silver display who is going by way of the identify of Willow Frost. Struck by way of her positive aspects, William is confident that the superstar is his mom, Liu Song.
made up our minds to discover Willow and turn out that his mom continues to be alive, William escapes from Sacred center along with his pal Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, the place they need to not just live on yet confront the mysteries of William’s prior and his connection to the unique movie famous person. the tale of Willow Frost, despite the fact that, is much extra advanced than the Hollywood myth William sees onscreen.
moving among the good melancholy and the Twenties, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional trip of discovery. Jamie Ford’s sweeping novel will resonate with an individual who has ever longed for the comforts of relatives and a spot to name home.
Praise for Songs of Willow Frost
“Arresting . . . You can’t blame Willow for weeping, and you may most likely weep together with her as you come back to appreciate how she made the alternatives she did. . . . [Songs of Willow Frost has] the type of finishing readers continually desire for, yet seldom get.”—The Dallas Morning News
“A tale of selection and resourcefulness, and of discovering the fitting relatives . . . Jamie Ford’s new novel, Songs of Willow Frost, is set throughout the Nineteen Thirties, the period of the nice melancholy and the explosive progress of the motion picture undefined. either play an element within the book’s poignant story of misplaced and located love that reads like a heart-on-its-sleeve plot for one of many black-and-white movies of the day.”—Tampa Bay Times
“I couldn't draw back from the haunting tale or the lovely old information that convey Depression-era Seattle to cinematic existence. Ford’s boundless compassion for the human spirit, in all its strengths and weaknesses, makes him considered one of our most unusual and compelling storytellers.”—Helen Simonson, writer of Major Pettigrew’s final Stand
“Beautifully instructed . . . [Songs of Willow Frost] deals us wish that even in tough occasions, love wins out.”—Missoula Independent
“Ford is a major novelist whose first e-book, Hotel at the nook of sour and candy, was a pleasure to learn. together with his new booklet, he is taking a superb step forward and has the uncanny skill to maneuver me to tears.”—Pat Conroy, writer of South of Broad
“[A] forthright, affecting moment novel . . . a fine-textured learn of human loss and, eventually, triumph.”—Library Journal