Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Paperback)Jamie Ford (author)
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 World War II. 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 heart to so many years ago.
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Number of pages: 380
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Ford deftly pulls off a Hollywood-worthy romance from the files, one anchored to a true event. An entertaining and often illuminating tale' THE SPECATOR 'Mesmerizing and evocative...a tale of conflicted loyalties and devotion' Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. 'An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut' Lisa See, bestselling author of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN. 'Engrossing...A really good, genuinely heartfelt novel... I think I have fallen a little in love with it' Dovegreyreader. 'Four stars - recommended' Psychologies magazine. 'I can see readily why people are raving about this book...The characterisation is second-to-none, the story is intriguing... A well-told story that it sets itself apart. It's AWESOMELY GOOD!' Booksmonthly.co.uk 'Wonderfully written, beautifully evocative' Random Things Through My Letterbox
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lovely written book about bitter/sweet friendship between keiko the japanese girl and henry the chinese boy in ww2 seattle with the backdrop of raising racial tensions between America and its japanese population. the... More
I loved this book. It had a lovely tempo. The characters were interesting and well described. It's very impressive for a debut novel and obviously well researched. I usually don't like novels that go back... More
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”
What a gorgeous book! A fascinating insight into life in America following Pearl Harbour and an interesting cultural perspective. Thoroughly recommended.
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