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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