Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Henry Lee joined a crowd outside the Panama Hotel in 1986, once the gateway to Japantown, Seattle. It's been boarded for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during the Second World War. As the owner displays and unfurls ... a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s — Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcends After Keiko and her family had been evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry could only hope that they would keep their promise to one another. Now, forty years later, Henry explores the hotel's basement for the belongings of the Okabe family and a long-lost object, the value of which he cannot even begin to measure. His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he made for the family, the country, the love.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

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  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jan 27, 2009

  • ISBN

    0345505336 , 9780345505330

  • FORMAT

    Hardcover

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    290

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

368 Pages
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Quotes from Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

But choosing to lovingly care for her was like steering a plane into a mountain as gently as possible. The crash is imminent; it's how you spend your time on the way down that counts.

The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.

Hope can get you through anything.

He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.

He'd learned long ago: perfection isn't what families are all about.

I try not to live in the past...but...sometimes the past lives in me

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Sentimental, heartfelt novel portrays two children separated during the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

A beautiful endearing story — don’t miss this one.

Jamie Ford's debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, is captivating.

Ford's prose, while an easy read, can be a little clumsy at times.

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