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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


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 ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Overall customer rating: 4.819
Jane E
by Jane E on May 1, 2014

Excellent insight into a period that shames all of us Americans.

Judy H

Excellent Historical Novel

by Judy H on Mar 28, 2013

This novel gives a rare perspective on how disrupted Americans of Asian descent were treated after the Japanese attacks on Allied forces during WWII. Through the eyes of the major characters, the author brings a clear understanding to readers and to the modern generation of Asians portrayed in the novel.

Charlene C
by Charlene C on Mar 31, 2012

Book gave you a personalized look into the life of young America at a time of war and how it affected personally two groups of citizens their lives. Good read

Marcia B

Reminder of time gone by

by Marcia B on Aug 4, 2011

This is a truly charming story, but don't let that put you off! It takes you to the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor...and then moves you into the lives of Asian American families living in Seattle. It a wonderful reminder that as children...we do not know all the stories our parents have to tell.

Etheleen W
by Etheleen W on Oct 21, 2010

This is one of my favorite books. It is an interesting story, but also a look back at the experience of the Japanese Americans who were stripped of their posessions and sent to interrement camps during WW II. The characters are all well drawn. It is a sad book and a happy book at the same time. I highly ecommend it.

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