“Simply transcendent. Themes of karma, courage, love, and motherhood weave timelessly through eight generations of women.”

New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code

“This is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel.”

Garth Stein
New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Raine

“Jamie Ford is a first-rate novelists, and with Songs of Willow Frost he takes a great leap forward and demonstrates the uncanny ability to move me to tears”

Pat Conroy

“An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, tragic bit of forgotten history”

Kristin Hannah
author of The Nightingale

Upcoming Events


Livingston , MT

Elk River Writers Workshop
Chico Hot Springs
August 11 – 16
Fiction Workshop


Bowling Green, KY

Warren County Library
Talk & Signing


Great Falls, MT

Montana History Conference
Heritage Inn

Meet Jamie

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

His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two and a half years years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

Jamie’s latest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, will be published August 2022 by Atria.

His work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it).