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review Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 107 Read È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Jamie Ford 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 transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors After Keiko and her family were evacuated to the internment camps she and Henry could only hop. For me Jamie Ford s heralded multiple award winning Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was an entirely luke warm reading experience from start to finish The emotional heat that should have brewed within a story of this nature considering the volatile subject matter failed to materialize I never tasted the venom of injustice as I should have The details of Japanese internment in America during WWII was certainly interesting to read about especially since I know so little about it Seeing our country a country founded on freedom take it away from its own citizens is chilling I just didn t feel the chill in Ford s words as much as I could and should haveOtherwise it was a lovely story A uaint and well written love story indeed I did have a hard time rooting for the romantic connection between these two children They were just too young for me to think in those terms and maybe it wasn t intended to be so intimate Certainly their relationship is sweet and I felt myself pulling for them but I was pulling with all the strength and enthusiasm I would if I were pitted in a game of tug o war against a two year oldRegardless of my less than perfect reading experience I think this would be a great book for someone looking for a 20th century historical romance Perhaps someone who likes YA romance and who doesn t mind it being set against a background of truth and terror for Japanese Americans during World War II

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review Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 107 Read È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Jamie Ford E that their promise to each other would be kept Now forty years later Henry explores the hotel's basement for the Okabe family's belongings and for a long lost object whose value he cannot even begin to measure His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he has made for family for love for countr. Jamie Ford s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was an easy book to get swept into Henry Lee s search into his past is triggered by a discovery at the Panama Hotel of belongings from Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during WWII Among those belongings Henry is hoping to find one specific memory which connects him to the love of his youth the Japanese American girl Keiko Okabe Can Henry recover what he s lost 40 years ago After all those years will it even look the same Both the Chinese and especially the Japanese districts of Seattle and the people who move within them come alive in Ford s moving story With echoes of Edith Wharton transposed to a different time and place family tradition and friendship highlight this beautifully crafted historical novel Great to meet Jamie Ford at the High Plains Bookfest in Billings in October

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review Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 107 Read È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Jamie Ford In 1986 Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown It has been boarded up for decades but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol Henry. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is as saccharine and overly sentimental as the title suggests It is historical fiction for the Nicholas Sparks set an emotionally heavy handed novel that is well told but not particularly well written There are some diamonds in the rough though the historical aspects of the novel are very interesting the relationships depicted in the book while not always believable are complex and the issues related to cultural identity and racial discrimination in the States during WWII are very well detailed All in all Hotel is a great story couched in an okay novel Ford is a promising writer who I feel needs to trust his readers That is he needs to let us feel without trying SO hard to manipulate those feelings

  • Hardcover
  • 290
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Jamie Ford
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 9780345505330