Ep. 112: Jamie Ford on Plotting a Sprawling Family Saga and Exploring Inherited Trauma

This week my guest is Jamie Ford, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. His new novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, is this month’s “Read with Jenna” pick and a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across generations.




The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is simply transcendent. The first Chinese woman to set her lotus-bound feet in America is destined to set off a ripple through time and space, as her descendants struggle with her legacy of loss and loneliness. Themes of karma, courage, love, and motherhood weave timelessly through eight generations of women seeking to find balance in an increasingly tempest-racked world. Jamie Ford has outdone himself!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code



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About the Author:

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. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug. Learn more https://jamieford.com.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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