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Tue, April 3 2018
Best selling author Jamie Ford to speak in Boise Friday, May 18

 

Bestselling author Jamie Ford will be the guest speaker at an Idaho Humanities Council special event on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m., in the Pioneer Room at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., in downtown Boise.

Tickets are available NOW for purchase by clicking HERE or by calling the IHC at 208-345-5346. Tickets are $25 each or a reserved table of 8 for $200. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for a dessert reception and no-host bar with Ford’s talk to follow at 7:30 p.m. Seating is not assigned in advance. Copies of his books will be available from Rediscovered Books onsite and Ford will be available for signing afterwards.

Jamie Ford is best known for the New York Times best-selling novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature and was named a #1 Book Club Pick by the American Booksellers Association.  Set against the backdrop of Japanese American relocation and internment during WW II, the novel has been translated into 34 languages.

In 2013, he released his second book, Songs of Willow Frost. 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.

Ford's new notable book, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, inspired by a true story, is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle World's Fair.

 

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. Jamie Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle's Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.

 

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