Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Finally! A good book! I have been reading a lot of fluff lately, just couldn't find anything to really sink my teeth into. I actually started this once before but I guess I was still in too fluffy a mindset. But when my friend Tif mentioned it in a post I thought I would give it another shot because she has great book taste. I am so glad I did! I stayed up late last night to finish it and today I miss the characters just like I did when I finished The Help and The Sweet Potato Pie Literary Club. In fact it reminded me a lot of The Help, they both deal with a period of time we are less than proud of. It is the story of two kids, I suppose it would be considered a coming of age story, living in World War II Seattle. One Henry, is Chinese American and the other Keiko, is Japanese American. Keiko is sent to a Japanese interment camp and becomes lost to Henry. Forty years later some of her families belongings are found in an old hotel Japanese families had used to story precious belongings they hoped to reclaim when the war was over but never had. The unfolding story is one of a boy and girl and a boy and his family during a time that is past. As I am sure you can tell, I really enjoyed it and recommend it!

3 comments:

Janice said...

I needed to read this this morning. I just put it on my library request list.

C said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It is now in my library queue. I can't wait to read it!

Sarah Smiles said...

thanks!