Songs of Willow Frost

A Novel

Ford, Jamie

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Songs of Willow Frost
With his friend Charlotte, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother Willow and discover his connection to the exotic film star.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2013]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 0345522028
Characteristics: 331 pages :,map ;,25 cm


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Jun 19, 2014
  • kkelly00 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Follows the son of a singer who gave him up to protect him. He and a female friend search for mother in Seattle, but imperils her in the finding.

Mar 29, 2014
  • lpodell rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

So disappointing. Poorly written. Nothing like his first.

Dec 07, 2013
  • mz4bibliofile rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This tale is sadly so much like the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. While the story is moving it is almost formulaically tragic and sentimental. The story lacked an authenticity that his first book had. I read it but found that I could skip ahead without missing much ( never a good sign).

Oct 30, 2013
  • paulette4317 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet is one of my favorite books. This book is good, but I don't feel he wrote as well as he did with his first novel.

Oct 11, 2013
  • Nilz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved his last book - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. And loved this book too. Fantastic, writer.

Sep 24, 2013
  • pokano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jamie Ford writes another winner, this time about a young Chinese American boy in an orphanage in the mid 1930's, who sets out to find the truth about who his mother is and why she left him. Ford makes us care about the characters and gives us some insight into Chinese customs and the Chinese American immigrant experience.


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