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Jamie Ford Author Event

09/15/2017 - 6:30pm

Join us as we welcome bestselling author Jamie Ford to talk about his latest historical novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gift. But only once he's there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off--a healthy boy "to a good home."

Jamie Ford is the son of a Chinese American father and the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and Songs of Willow Frost. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.

Event address: 
Tacoma Wheelock Library
3722 N 26th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Love and Other Consolation Prizes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804176750
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 12th, 2017

Love and Other Consolation Prizes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804176767
Availability: Available Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 11th, 2017