Barnes & Noble is presenting an evening with Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, in conversation with Jenna Bush Hager, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, founder of TODAY’s Read with Jenna Book Club and co-host of NBC News’ TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, on Monday, August 15 at 7pm at Barnes & Noble – Union Square. Ford will discuss his new novel THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY, a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations. THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY is Jenna’s Book Club selection for August!
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- BOOK ADMISSION – $30.49 (Admission + one copy of THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
- One copy of THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY
- Admission to the event space and signing line with Jamie Ford and Jenna Bush Hager
- General Admission – Free **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
- Admission to the event space with Jamie Ford and Jenna Bush Hager.
- *Please note, a copy of the book must be purchased from Barnes & Noble Union Square day-of in order to join the signing line.*
- Jamie will be signing and personalizing copies of THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY.
- Masks are strongly recommended if you are not vaccinated.
- Other books by Jamie will be available for purchase at Barnes & Noble Union Square.
- Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted into the event space.
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About Jamie Ford:
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 MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY:
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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**If you are not vaccinated, masks are strongly recommended.**
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