Jamie Ford’s debut novel was a sensation: "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” was the story of a Chinese-American boy who falls for a Japanese-American girl. Unfortunately, their love affair was stymied by World War II and the girl’s internment in Minidoka, Idaho.
Ford follows his bestselling novel with another book that comes out of Asian-American history. “Songs of Willow Frost” is the story of a Chinese-American girl forced to give up her young son to an orphanage when the Depression hits. Ford says the book was inspired by his own family history. He spoke with Marcie Sillman today.
Produced by Arwen Nicks.