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Jamie Ford

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My name is James. Yes, I'm a dude.

I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet—which was, in no particular order, an IndieBound NEXT List Selection, a Borders Original Voices Selection, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Selection, Pennie’s Pick at Costco, a Target Bookmarked Club Pick, and a National Bestseller. It was also named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association.

In addition, Hotel has been translated into 34 languages. I’m still holding out for Klingon (that’s when you know you’ve made it).

I’m an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and a survivor of Orson Scott Card's Literary Bootcamp.

My next novel, SONGS OF WILLOW FROST, should be
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Two important things happened last week. The first, was that Seattle's Panama Hotel (depicted in Hotel on the Corner of You Know What) thus ensuring that a very valuable piece of real estate and the belongings of the 37 Japanese families therein, will never be flattened and turned into condos.


Yay, preservation!


This was such welcome news. Because on the flip side of the historical spectrum, I fo...

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"I remember what an oddity my own parents were. My dad was Chinese and my mom was Betty Crocker white—an unusual pairing in the '60s. Growing up, the only two Asian men that I knew of with Caucasian wives were Bruce Lee and my dad.
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This is a painful, frustrating, teeth-grinding, angst-inducing, trigger-filled must read.

For those who think Krakauer is picking on Missoula, or out to tarnish the image of a whole community, get over it and read the book.

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This book is like a global thermonuclear 80s nostalgia-bomb. Loved it :)
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Had the fortune to obtain an advanced reader's copy of PAPER MENAGERIE.

One of the most impressive collections I've ever read. I'm in awe.
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Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, The by Eudora Welty
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I always encourage book groups to change things up and read a graphic novel and a book of poetry each year. And when it comes to contemporary poetry you can't do better than slam poet Buddy Wakefield.

Now I know that poetry seems dull to some people,
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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
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Amathonthe Hi, Jamie. I just finished reading your book in Indonesian translate. And I love it. It's so sweet yet sad.


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Jamie Melanie wrote: "Hi Jamie...I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I loved it!"

Thanks Melanie!


Melanie Hi Jamie...I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I loved it!


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Moni Smith Thanks for the add, Jamie. I feel all warm and fuzzy now :).


Lisette Brodey Thanks for the add, Jamie. I look forward to reading your book in 2011. All best wishes, Lisette


Rebecca Just got my paperback of Hotel On the Corner . . Yay.


Rebecca Wow! You have that many people where you live? We have about 200 people here, if that. If the rabbits joined together and raised a small army they could easily take over the village.


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