On Tuesday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library's Historical Fiction Book Club will discuss "Songs of Willow Frost," by Jamie Ford.
Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William’s past and his connection to the exotic film star.
Copies of "Songs of Willow Frost" are now available at the Reference desk. The library invites readers to read the book then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information, contact the Reference desk at 330.832.9831, ext. 312. The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.