Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: August 28





Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

Songs of Willow Frost
by Jamie Ford
Expected Publication Date: September 4, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads

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 his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigates 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 book will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home.

Why I am waiting....

I read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by the same author and loved it enough to read it twice! I'm hoping this one is as good!

5 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for stopping by my WoW! :)

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  2. I featured this on one of my WOW's. I am looking forward to reading it.
    What I'm Waiting For...

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  3. I really want to read The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and this sounds really good too.

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  4. This looks really interesting. I hadn't heard of it until now. I haven't read her other book either. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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