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One From the Archive: 'Songs of Willow Frost' by Jamie Ford ****

Songs of Willow Frost has been incredibly well reviewed; Helen Simonson, author of the marvellously entertaining Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, very much enjoyed it, and other critics have deemed it ‘dazzling’, ‘spellbinding’, ‘enchanting’ and ‘unforgettable’. 576 more words

Historical fiction. . .the best of both worlds!

Facts intertwined with fiction. What could be better?

The actual events told in this type of genre lead us to a place of recognition, a type of déjà vu, of places and people in history. 167 more words

Classless Students Interrupt Best-Selling Author

On February 23, 2017, best-selling author Jamie Ford was in Highland Park to speak at the town’s literary festival. Earlier that day, he spoke to an assembly of freshman and sophomore students at High Park High School. 453 more words

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The Crack and the Light at Highland Park High School

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
~~Leonard Cohen

On Friday, I was honored to participate in the Highland Park Literary Festival… 1,479 more words

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Il gusto proibito dello zenzero - Jamie Ford

“Lui l’aveva imparato tanto tempo prima: la famiglia non ha niente a che vedere con la perfezione.”

“Henry stava imparando che il tempo della separazione finiva per creare distanza, più che le montagne e la differenza di fuso orario. 294 more words


Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

This book, you guys! I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it so much, or be so moved by the story. I’m so glad I read it! I just kind of picked it up and thought “why not?” and then brought it with me on vacation – where I usually take my light reads. 272 more words

Top Ten Books Set in World War II

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list I decided to pick the first ten books that came to mind when I thought of World War II historical fiction. 485 more words

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