Jamie Ford Presents "Songs of Willow Frost"
Sep 19, 2013, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Sep 19, 2013
No registration is required for the 7:00 pm event
Brought to you by the Friends of the Highland Park Library,
Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church.
A 6:00 pm author's reception in the Fellowship area, by reservation only, is $30 per person and includes a signed book. Register for the reception by clicking the "Register Now" button and pay at the door.
From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestseller 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.
Leading American author Pat Conroy says “Ford is a first-rate novelist whose bestselling debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was a joy to read. With his new book, he takes a great leap forward and demonstrates the uncanny ability to move me to tears.”
Category: Authors Live