Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardback)
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Short Description for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet The Panama Hotel in Seattle has been boarded up for decades, but the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: belongings stored by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. As Henry Lee stands in the crowd he wonders if a link still exists to the girl he lost his young heart to, so many years ago.
- Published: 01 May 2011
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780749009199 ISBN 10: 0749009195
- Sales rank: 46,369
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Full description for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
1986, The Panama Hotel The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. Among the fascinated crowd gathering outside the hotel, stands Henry Lee, and, as the owner unfurls a distinctive parasol, he is flooded by memories of his childhood. He wonders if by some miracle, in amongst the boxes of dusty treasures, lies a link to the Okabe family, and the girl he lost his young heart to, so many years ago. With over a million copies sold worldwide, this captivating debut is a story of the sacrifices one boy makes for love and for his country.