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  • 0 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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6 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library FOR (Text) 33500013636659 New Checked out 08/24/2022
Moorhead Public Library FOR (Text) 33500013636642 New Checked out 08/23/2022
Hallock Public Library FOR (Text) 35500006604381 New In transit -
Thief River Falls Public Library FOR (Text) 35500006604399 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982158217
  • ISBN: 1982158212
  • Physical Description: xvi, 362 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Read with Jenna"--Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel about the love that binds one family of women across generations. Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Seattle's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental breakdowns into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter, Annabel, exhibits the same behavior and begins remembering things and events she has never experienced, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt the present. If she doesn't take radical steps, her daughter will be doomed to face the same debilitating depression that has marked her life. Through epigenetic therapy-an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma-Dorothy intimately connects with the past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in Burma serving with the Flying Tigers; Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America; 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; and Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app. Through reliving their painful stories, Dorothy comes to understand the true cost of inherited pain. As the past bleeds into the present, 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. And that person is most certainly not her current husband, Louis. To protect her daughter's future, Dorothy must break the cycle and find a way to cross time and resolve all past traumas, to find the love that has long been waiting, and find peace for Annabel. Even if it means she must sacrifice her only chance at life and happiness"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Ford (Love and Other Consolation Prizes, 2017) showcases "transgenerational epigenetic inheritance"—inheriting trauma through generations—in another multitemporal narrative spanning two-and-a-half centuries across the globe. Ford deftly reveals seven women's lives, beginning with progenitor Afong, "the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil." The name and epithet are actual history, which Ford embellishes with a poignant past and intriguing descendants. Child bride to a dead man, Afong is banished to the New World, where she disappears in 1836. Her legacy continues through Lai King, returned alone to China in 1892 to save her from certain plague death in San Francisco; nurse Faye in Kunming, who saves an American pilot in 1942; student Zoe at a progressive British school in 1927; feminist dating-app creator Greta in 2014. In 2045, battling personal crises, poet Dorothy becomes their epigenetic connector; by 2086, daughter Annabel will be the beneficiary of Dorothy's transformative quest. While loneliness, suffering, and violence haunt throughout, Ford's revisionist penultimate chapter, "Echoes," feels less empowering than uncomfortably forced. That said, Ford fans are unlikely to be disappointed, his writing remains reliably immersive and enlightening.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Advance publicity will spur interest in Ford's fans and all readers who love sweeping historical fiction. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Ford (Love and Other Consolation Prizes, 2017) showcases "transgenerational epigenetic inheritance"—inheriting trauma through generations—in another multitemporal narrative spanning two-and-a-half centuries across the globe. Ford deftly reveals seven women's lives, beginning with progenitor Afong, "the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil." The name and epithet are actual history, which Ford embellishes with a poignant past and intriguing descendants. Child bride to a dead man, Afong is banished to the New World, where she disappears in 1836. Her legacy continues through Lai King, returned alone to China in 1892 to save her from certain plague death in San Francisco; nurse Faye in Kunming, who saves an American pilot in 1942; student Zoe at a progressive British school in 1927; feminist dating-app creator Greta in 2014. In 2045, battling personal crises, poet Dorothy becomes their epigenetic connector; by 2086, daughter Annabel will be the beneficiary of Dorothy's transformative quest. While loneliness, suffering, and violence haunt throughout, Ford's revisionist penultimate chapter, "Echoes," feels less empowering than uncomfortably forced. That said, Ford fans are unlikely to be disappointed, his writing remains reliably immersive and enlightening.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Advance publicity will spur interest in Ford's fans and all readers who love sweeping historical fiction. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Mental illness > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Magic realist fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Epic fiction.

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