Last Great Book I Read

I just finished this book - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, and need to pass along the recommendation! A relatively quick read, this novel is realistic fiction, a story of a an American born Chinese boy living in 1940's wartime Seattle, and his life-altering friendship with a Japanese girl from across town during the Japanese evacuation of Seattle. The book alternates back and forth between the past and present, flash forwarding to his life 40 years later, and then flash back to his youth in the height of the war. It's a really moving story punctuated with historical facts, and appropriately - bitter and sweet.

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5 comments

Jen said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm always looking for new books to add to my never-ending "to read" list!

the southern hostess said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the rec!

huebscher said...

love the theme, but is it half as depressing as snow falling on cedars?

{lovely little things} said...

Huebscher: I haven't read "Snow Falling on Cedars," but this book while sad at times does have an uplifting storyline.

huebscher said...

oh goodie – thanks! ::adding it to my wishlist::