HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET

By Jamie Ford
Ballantine BooksOctober 2009
www.jamieford.com
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Hardcover304 pages, $26.00, ISBN: 978-0-345-50533-0
Subject: American History / Cultural & World Issues / Family

"Mesmerizing and evocative, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a tale of conflicted loyalties, devotion, as well as a vibrant portrait of Seattle's Nihonmachi district in its heyday."
Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

"Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut." Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

"A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry's changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don't repeat those injustices."—Kirkus Reviews

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