Jamie Ford, a New York Times bestselling author, is in the midst of a nationwide tour of libraries, bookstores, festivals and other events to promote his latest book, ‘The Many Daughters of Afong Moy’, to speak of his writing process and signing copies of his books.
This tour will take him to the Fairfield Civic Center Library in October, where he will have a brief lecture and copies of his books will be available for purchase.
Born in Eureka, Ford is the descendant of Nevada miner Billy Min Chung who immigrated to San Francisco from China and adopted the surname “Ford”.
Growing up in a multiracial family shaped Ford’s work, including her 2009 debut novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” which tells the story of a Chinese boy and a Japanese girl who become friends in the amid the internment of Japanese Americans during the World War. II. The book received an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Award for Best Adult Fiction Book in 2010.
Ford’s other books have included “Songs of Willow Frost” and “Love and Other Consolation Prizes“, and his stories were included in the comic book anthology “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology”.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield