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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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Overall customer rating: 4.901
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 ... More

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 More

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 ... More

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 ... More


Good story of Father-Son relationships

by Audra on Dec 17, 2009

Interesting characters created by Ford, contrasts of cultures. Also an insight to the injustices of the Japanese Internment . More

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