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Songs of Willow Frost - A Novel

Jamie Ford

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jamie Ford, author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls-a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past-both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother's listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday-or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday-William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William's past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford's sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home. Praise for Songs of Willow Frost "If you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you're going to love Songs of Willow Frost. . . . tender, powerful, and deeply satisfying."-Lisa Genova "[A] poignant tale of lost and found love."-Tampa Bay Times "Arresting . . . [with] the kind of ending readers always hope for, but seldom get."-The Dallas Morning News "[An] achingly tender story . . . a tale of nuance and emotion."-The Providence Journal "Ford crafts [a] beautiful, t

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jamie Ford, author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls-a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past-both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother's listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday-or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday-William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William's past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford's sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home. Praise for Songs of Willow Frost "If you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you're going to love Songs of Willow Frost. . . . tender, powerful, and deeply satisfying."-Lisa Genova "[A] poignant tale of lost and found love."-Tampa Bay Times "Arresting . . . [with] the kind of ending readers always hope for, but seldom get."-The Dallas Morning News "[An] achingly tender story . . . a tale of nuance and emotion."-The Providence Journal "Ford crafts [a] beautiful, t
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jamie Ford, author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls-a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past-both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother's listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday-or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday-William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William's past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford's sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home. Praise for Songs of Willow Frost "If you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you're going to love Songs of Willow Frost. . . . tender, powerful, and deeply satisfying."-Lisa Genova "[A] poignant tale of lost and found love."-Tampa Bay Times "Arresting . . . [with] the kind of ending readers always hope for, but seldom get."-The Dallas Morning News "[An] achingly tender story . . . a tale of nuance and emotion."-The Providence Journal "Ford crafts [a] beautiful, t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ryan Gesell

Length:

12h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:04


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:44


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:16


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:45


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:12


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:54


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:17


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:15


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:14


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:05


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:23


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

00:33