Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. The opening of a Japanese parasol takes old Henry Lee on a reminiscent journey back to the 1940s at the height of the war when young Henry"s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement and to his father who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 505 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • Large Print Press
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1594134960
  • 9781594134968
  • 338,760

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"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 " "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 t
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Rating details

221,491 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 32% (70,752)
4 42% (92,433)
3 21% (46,173)
2 4% (9,698)
1 1% (2,435)

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An interesting story, well told. Two time periods; three nationalities and the second world war, with some jazz thrown in. Highly more
by Neale P Blackwood
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