Get a FREE Books of the Moment  sampler!
Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

  • Paperback $30.00

    Sep 12, 2017 | 512 Pages

  • Hardcover $28.00

    Sep 12, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Sep 12, 2017 | 304 Pages

  • CD $40.00

    Sep 12, 2017 | 750 Minutes

  • Audiobook Download $22.50

    Sep 12, 2017 | 750 Minutes

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details

Praise

Advance praise for Love and Other Consolation Prizes

“If your book club wants to fall in love with a novel, look no further than Love and Other Consolation Prizes. This is an evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, tragic bit of forgotten history. Jamie Ford at his storytelling best.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale
 
“A gripping story about the unpredictability of life—particularly the life of an immigrant; the poignancy of surviving; and above all, the incredible power of love to heal even the most shameful wounds. Jamie Ford has created a fascinating world, bookended by Seattle’s two World Fairs, and peopled it with colorful, brave characters we care deeply about in this masterful job of storytelling.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
 
“Ford is a master at shining light into dark, forgotten corners of history and revealing the most unexpected and relatable human threads. Love and Other Consolation Prizes is a beautiful and enthralling story of resilience and the many permutations of love.”—Jessica Shattuck, New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle
 
“How does a novel genius top himself? Jamie Ford’s newest takes an extraordinary moment in history, where vice lives alongside innocence, and transforms it into a dazzling, hold-your-breath story about the families we make and the ones we are thrust into, about who we are, and who we dreamed we could be. Irresistibly magnificent!”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World
 
“Only Jamie Ford could take a snippet of a true story about a child offered as a raffle prize at the 1909 Seattle World’s Fair and spin it into a dazzling tale of love and family and ultimately hope. Love and Other Consolation Prizes has the big generous heart Ford always brings to his novels and fans will rejoice in it.”—Ann Hood, bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most
 
“Heartbreaking, wondrous, triumphant.”—Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
 
“An epic and touching love story of a raffled-off orphan boy named Ernest and the two girls he loves—one for now, one forever. Set against the backdrop of old Seattle, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is a tenderly defiant testimony to the soaring value of a human being, even the most forgotten among us.”—Kathy Hepinstall, author of The Book of Polly

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top