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Jamie Ford
Jamie Ford, Tuesday, October 10, Fredericksburg Branch, 7:00-8:30

“He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.” 

Jamie Ford is a New York Times best-selling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (2009) and Songs of Willow Frost (2013). Mr. Ford writes historical fiction involving the dreams and struggles of Chinese-Americans. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet received numerous awards after its publication, among them the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and was a runner-up for the 2009 Langum Prize for historical fiction. It was also named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association. His latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, will be published September 12, 2017. On Tuesday, October 10, from 7:00-8:30 at the Fredericksburg Branch, Mr. Ford will be joining us for a reception and question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by UMW Libraries. 


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