Review: HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford

bitter-and-sweetKaye from Pudgy Penguin Perusals recently reviewed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  Here’s a snippet:

The present time is 1986 in Seattle when we are first introduced to Henry Lee, a recently widowed Chinese American. While he witnesses a press conference at the old Panama Hotel, the simple sight of a koi umbrella discovered in the basement by the new hotel owner, takes him back mentally and emotionally more than 40 years to the 1940’s. Told from his perspective as a man in his mid fifties and flashing back to when he was a boy of twelve, not only is this a coming of age story but it is also a story of the pangs and heartbreak of first love and the enduring essence of friendship. Easily combining a young love story with a war story, Ford weaves a magical tale.

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