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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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  • Excellent Historical Novel Mar 28, 2013
    by Judy H

    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.

  • Mar 31, 2012
    by Charlene C

    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

  • Reminder of time gone by Aug 4, 2011
    by Marcia B

    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.

  • Oct 21, 2010
    by Etheleen W

    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.

  • Good story of Father-Son relationships Dec 17, 2009
    by Audra

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

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