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Jamie Ford

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Jamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Jamie’s work has been published in 34 languages. Also, because Jamie feels weird writing about himself in the 3rd person, he’s going to say…

Hi, this is me.

Not a publicist. Not some weird aggregated bit of web-content, just little ol’ me, the author, sitting here in my favorite Batman pajamas (yes, I have several pairs) writing this note in my cozy home office, dog at my feet. His name is Dexter and he’s twitching right now, obviously chasing rabbits in his dreams.

While we’re chatting, I should mention that my second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, cam
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Jamie Ford Hi Donna, sorry for the belated reply, I've been traveling a bit.

This is a tricky one. I was on Compuserve in the early 80s, then Prodigy, and later…more
Hi Donna, sorry for the belated reply, I've been traveling a bit.

This is a tricky one. I was on Compuserve in the early 80s, then Prodigy, and later AOL in the early 90s, so while I had a PC and coupler modem (like the one in the movie War Games) I was a bit ahead of the norm.

That's a fancy way of saying I was a total computer geek at the time, so in my mind, it was easy to do, but for most people, it wasn't common.

In retrospect, I probably should have tweaked that part of the book so it was more relatable and believable.

Thanks for asking. Give my best to everyone in your book club!

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Jamie Ford Hi James. I think it was more behavioral than political, but one never knows. The inaction of the principal, during and after, was strange, though he…moreHi James. I think it was more behavioral than political, but one never knows. The inaction of the principal, during and after, was strange, though he was an incredibly kind and gracious man. I do not envy the pressure he must be under, especially from parents.

Since I spoke out, I've received 100+ emails from current and former students, current and former faculty. Many have shared their personal struggles and frustrations in what is an otherwise fabulous school.

I guess the bottom line is that all schools have problems, but not all schools have the will to address those problems. We'll see what happens.

As they say in Latin, spero meliora - I hope for better things.(less)
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The Consolation Tour: Fall 2017


I'll be hitting the literary highway in support of my new book, LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES, but I'll also be doing community reads and a few high school visits. If you don't see your town on the list, don't despair, I have more dates in 2018. 







9/8/17

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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.”
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“He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.”
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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.”
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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.


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


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


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


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


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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!


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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