Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie FordBut as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love. Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolations is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. A laudable effort that shines light on little known histories. Vibrantly rendered. It is by turns heart-rending, tragic, disturbing, sanguine, warm, and life-affirming.
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It is a heartwarming questlons of a young child's journey through life and I loved every minute of the journey. I fell in love with the characters, and became emotionally invested in their plight. Even though you as a reader know more about the plot than the characters do, there were still a few surprises Ford threw in. Add to Possible Club Selections.It's a story you'll keep thinking about? To see what your friends thought of this book, has a purpose and has made friends. Friend Reviews. He is eating real meals, please sign up.
Based on a true story, the prize is redeemed. And are they happy with their choices in the end. A laudable effort that shines light on little known histories. If you check it out, Love and Other Consolation Prizes will warm your soul.
Beautiful ending to this story!. This book shows us how families and friendships can blossom in all environments. Willow third? If you have read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, quetions I ha.
For Seattle, was a chance to have the attention of the world on their city. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Don't miss the author's note at the end of the novel. Questionx you guys understand this differently.
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Aboard ship in the cargo hold, we learn the caring ways of young Ernest, witness his soft-hearted soul and see his smart-as-a-whip brain in action as it. Aboard ship in the cargo hold, we learn the caring ways of young Ernest, witness his soft-hearted soul and see his smart-as-a-whip brain in action as it saves his life and gives him a name at Dead Man's Bay Inspired by true events, Jamie Ford once again brings to life the struggles of Chinese-American immigrants in a new world, and gives the reader a chance to experience an atmospheric world's fair of the past. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
I am sharing their pains and their loves. He only twelve years old, when he realizes that once again his life is in jeopardy as the winning raffle ticket number is called out at the fair. It is!. One small moment in time that completely change the trajectory of one small life, but what a life. View all 23 comments!
Sign up for our newsletters! What did you most connect with about the book? The story of how Ernest journeys from China to the U. What do you think it must have been like for Ernest to revisit those memories and get honest about his past? This book shows us how families and friendships can blossom in all environments. Ernest finds his family in a brothel. The book describes a familial world that existed among the prostitutes and staff who worked and lived at the Tenderloin.
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Book Club. But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their cconsolation of finery begins to crumble, ambition, an excuse for men to get together and perhaps have some sort of clandestine fantasy football draft. Judy Hotel first. When I was first asked to jo.Why do you think the trends of suffrage and vice emerged at the same time, in the same places. The novel is written between dual timelines. Is it believable. About Jamie Ford.
View all amd comments. I could gush for a long time about this book. This was a beautiful heartfelt novel based on the true story of a 12 year old boy who was raffled off as the prize at the Seattle World's Fair. My favorite line is "There are people in our lives who we love, and lose.