Nashua Reads author Jamie Ford in virtual event

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Register now for Beyond the Book

The Friends of the Nashua Public Library will present author Jamie Ford in Beyond the Book, a virtual event on Sunday, October 11, at 2 pm. He is the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, the 2020 selection of the Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program.

Jamie will be interviewed by Lisa Allen, and a question and answer session will follow.

Tickets are free this year, but registration is required. To receive instructions on connecting to the event, go to to register.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust.

About Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations.

Jamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His second book, Songs of Willow Frost, was also a national bestseller.

Ford’s work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it). His latest novel is Love and Other Consolation Prizes. When not writing or daydreaming, he can be found tweeting @jamieford and on Instagram @jamiefordofficial.

About Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

During World War II in Seattle, Henry Lee, a Chinese American boy, meets Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors.

After Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to internment camps, she and Henry are only left with hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope.

Get your copy now

The library has nearly 100 copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, including print, large print, e-book, audio on CD and downloadable audio versions. To reserve a copy, call 603- 589-4611 or visit and click Catalog. You can also reserve multiple copies for your book group. Pick up your books in the library or through curbside pickup.

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