Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Thorndike Press, 2009 - Fiction - 507 pages
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In 1986 Henry Lee, a Chinese American widower, comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now a new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families left behind when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, memories take him back to the 1940s and an innocent love.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A little too quiet and subtle, maybe even simplistic, for many readers, I fear. Even I was just a bit underwhelmed... and I tend to prefer quiet stories. Read full review

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User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

Finally got around to reading this after hearing the author speak at a library event. Touching story of generational conflict, failure of communication and lost love. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jamie Ford graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1988 and worked as an art director and as a creative director in advertising. He is also an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. His books include Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost.

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