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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Jamie Ford - Songs of Willow Frost

review written by Magie Perkovic & read on bookshow 29th July
William Eng has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage for five
long years, ever since his mother's listless and apparently lifeless body
was carried from their Chinatown apartment. When, during a trip to the
movie theatre, William glimpses an actress on the silver screen, he is
convinced by a distant memory and thinks she could be his mother..
He sets out on a journey of discovery with his best friend from the Orphanage,
Charlotte, who is blind. Together they brave the outside world until they
are returned to the orphan world but what William discovers is quite heart breaking.
His mother has a story that is truly sad and  the book tells how the Chinese
community is treated with little compassion and a mother on her own with a
child born out of wedlock is given no mercy.
I have never read this author before butI will look for some more books
Highly recommended. Maggie Perkovic.

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