Jamie Ford

March 1, 2019   7:00pm

An Evening With

Penquin Random House Bookfair Kickoff

This event is a partnership between Peguin Random House, Carroll County College, A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

Tickets are $15.00  
Tickets include a copy of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Tickets go on sale starting 2/1/2019. To get tickets go to: : https://supportccpl.carr.org/np/clients/carr/event.jsp?event=538&  
Jamie Ford is the son of a Chinese American father, JAMIE FORD is the New York Times bestselling author of Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s—Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. After Keiko and her family were evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry could only hope that their promise to each other would be kept. Now, forty years later, Henry explores the hotel’s basement for the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot even begin to measure. His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he has made for family, for love, for country.
Mr. Ford's books are available at A Likely Story Bookstore if you would like to purchase them ahead of time and take them to the event.
Event date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Carroll Community College Room K100
1601 Washington Rd.
Westminster, MD 21157
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345505347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804176774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 19th, 2018

Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345522030
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - March 11th, 2014

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