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Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
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Story of a young boy, William Eng, growing up in an orphanage after being abandoned by his young, unwed Chinese mother. The setting is pre- and post-Depression era Seattle.

I really liked the story but I found that I would have liked it more if it were told completely from William's perspective, or completely from his mother, Liu Song's, perspective. The atrocities committed against young women and children by well-meaning (judgmental and ignorant) people made me so angry at times. There are some triggers here (view spoiler), so sensitive people be aware.

All in all, it was a good story that gave me hope in the end that things would work out for William and his mother.
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Reading Progress

December 31, 2014 – Started Reading
December 31, 2014 – Shelved
December 31, 2014 – Shelved as: fiction
December 31, 2014 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
December 31, 2014 –
page 32
10.03%
January 4, 2015 –
page 157
49.22%
January 7, 2015 –
page 232
72.73%
January 8, 2015 –
page 264
82.76%
January 8, 2015 – Finished Reading

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