I won this book from LibraryThing in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I was sooooo excited when I received the email confirming that I had won a copy of Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford from LibraryThing. One of my favorite books (in my top 5 for sure) was Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which if you have not picked up yet, you MUST!
As a personal fan of Asian culture, authors like Ford and Lisa See, this book is one that captured my heart.
William is a 12-year-old boy who lives in an orphanage in Seattle, the only Chinese child at Sacred Heart. He has no idea who his father is, but has brief memories of his mother who possibly abandoned him at age 7.
When William discovers that his mother might be a famous actress, he does all he can to find her and figure out what happened. When he meets Willow, Liu Song, she begins to tell her story and we see how these two lives are intertwined.
Told in complementary perspectives in both the 1920s and 1930s, Songs of Willow Frost takes you into the lives of William and Liu Song and won’t let you go.
Are you a fan of Chinese or Asian culture?
Songs of Willow Frost will be published on September 10, 2013, but it’s available now for preorder.