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Meet Author Jamie Ford

2022-08-10 19:00:00 2022-08-10 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, <i>The Many Daughters of Afong Moy</i>. Parma-Powers Branch

Wednesday, August 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-10 19:00:00 2022-08-10 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, <i>The Many Daughters of Afong Moy</i>. Parma-Powers Branch

Parma-Powers Branch

Meeting Room A/B (150)

Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy.

About the author:

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, thus confusing countless generations. His 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.

In The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Mon, Aug 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Wed, Aug 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Thu, Aug 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Mon, Aug 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Aug 30, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Wed, Aug 31, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 10:55am
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Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.
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Wed, Sep 07, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Wed, Sep 07, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Wed, Sep 07, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
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Thu, Sep 08, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Sep 09, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Sat, Sep 10, All day
Meeting Room C/D (90),Story/Craft Room (49),Conference Room (35),Homework Center (49)
Celebrate with your grandparents and grand-friends. Take a family picture and pick up a bag full of activities to do together at home. See below for events listings.

Sat, Sep 10, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Sat, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
A presentation full of scandal, gossip, and affairs. Learn why Jackie put up with it. Followed by a portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

Sun, Sep 11, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Mon, Sep 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Mon, Sep 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Sep 12, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
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Tue, Sep 13, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Join us for a discussion TBD. Books will be available a month in advance. Registration is required.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Wed, Sep 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Wed, Sep 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Wed, Sep 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Sep 15, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Thu, Sep 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fri, Sep 16, 9:00am - 5:30pm
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Fri, Sep 16, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Sat, Sep 17, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Visit our branch and receive a teen book to celebrate our 100th anniversary.