Jamie Ford “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy” Author Talk

Join in an in-person event with Jamie Ford, author of “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy.”


August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155
Get Tickets: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/jamie-ford

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Village Books – Fairhaven
1200 11th St
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Registration Link: https://www.villagebooks.com/event/crh-jamie-ford-080322

August 4 @ 7:00 pm
Powell’s Books – Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
More Details: https://www.powells.com/events-update

August 5 @ 11:30 am
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, California 92118
Get Tickets: https://www.warwicks.com/event/ford-luncheon-2022

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, thus confusing countless generations. 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.

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.

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