Love and Other Consolation Prizes
From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (2009) comes a powerful novel about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair. When 12-year-old orphan Ernest Young is raffled off at the fair to a madam at a high-class brothel, his life changes forever. There, Ernest befriends Maisie, the madam's daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle's second World's Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife while trying to keep family secrets hidden from his grown daughters. A heartfelt and moving tale.