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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardback)
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardback)

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 28/04/2011
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1986, The Panama Hotel The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. Among the fascinated crowd gathering outside the hotel, stands Henry Lee, and, as the owner unfurls a distinctive parasol, he is flooded by memories of his childhood. He wonders if by some miracle, in amongst the boxes of dusty treasures, lies a link to the Okabe family, and the girl he lost his young heart to, so many years ago. With over a million copies sold worldwide, this captivating debut is a story of the sacrifices one boy makes for love and for his country.

Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749009199

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11th June 2011
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“What an excellent book!”

What an amazing book, it centres around two main characters - Henry a 2nd generation Chinese boy and Keiko also a 2nd generation Japanese girl, who both have traditional family backgrounds (Henry's family insists... More

14th May 2011
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“must read book”

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