An Evening with Jamie Ford

The Free Library of Northampton Township and the Newtown  Bookshop are thrilled to host New York Times Bestselling Author, Jamie Ford at the Free Library of Northampton Township on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm to celebrate the release of "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy"!  Jamie is the bestselling author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet".   Jamie will be talking about his new book, answering questions and signing copies.  This is a ticketed event where the purchase of the book is the price of the ticket. 

To buy a "ticket", please purchase below.  $29.68 (with tax)

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"Fans of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet rejoice: Jamie Ford has done it again. The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is a searing and vibrant epic of generational love, trauma, and healing. In his trademark poignant prose, Ford breathes Afong Moy and her descendants to life with dimension and power. This is a book that will stay with readers and reshape how they engage with their own lives and legacies. To read it is to be transformed--and to transcend." —QIAN JULIE WANG, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Country

ABOUT THE BOOK

The New York Times bestselling author of the "mesmerizing and evocative" (Sara Gruen, author of Water for ElephantsHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

As Washington's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn't the only thing she's inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who's loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford. His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
$29.68
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The Free Library of Northampton Township and the Newtown  Bookshop are thrilled to host New York Times Bestselling Author, Jamie Ford at the Free Library of Northampton Township on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm to celebrate the release of "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy"!   Jamie will be talking about his new book, answering questions and signing copies.  This is a ticketed event where the purchase of the book is the price of the ticket.