September 30, 2023

New York Times bestselling historical fiction novelist Jamie Ford will talk about his World War II era stories about the Internment of Japanese Americans as part of a free author program at the Prior Lake Library on from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372.

Ford will be speaking in the Club Prior space and at The program is free and open to the public with books for sale on site, courtesy of Common Good Books of Saint Paul, for an author book signing and meet and greet following the event.

Book club favorite Jamie Ford made waves in 2009 with the publication of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Set in Seattle against the backdrop of Japanese-American internment during World War II, Ford’s historical fiction debut follows the unlikely but lasting friendship between a Chinese-American boy and Japanese-American girl. Kirkus Reviews commended it as “a timely tale that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices.”

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet became a mainstay on the New York Times bestseller list for two full years, and garnered Ford a number of honors, including the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. It has been translated into an astounding 34 languages to date. Ford’s sophomore novel, Songs of Willow Frost (2013), revisits the author’s favorite setting at the height of the Great Depression.

For information visit the library website online.