Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel
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Published:
New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
290 p. ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 15
Lexile measure:
850L
Rating:
14-18.
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
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Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut that explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle era during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love."--Lisa See Special anniversary edition with bonus material including a new short story, "Only Keiko," an interview, and a map of 1940s Seattle In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. After Keiko and her family were evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry could only hope that their promise to each other would be kept. Now, forty years later, Henry explores the hotel's basement for the Okabe family's belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot even begin to measure. His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he has made for family, for love, for country. Praise for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "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. This is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more important, it will make you feel." --Garth Stein, bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain "Mesmerizing and evocative, a tale of conflicted loyalties and timeless devotion." --Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants "A wartime-era Chinese-Japanese variation on Romeo and Juliet . . . The period detail [is] so revealing and so well rendered." -- The Seattle Times "A poignant story that transports the reader back in time . . . a satisfying and heart-wrenching tale." -- Deseret Morning News "A lovely combination of romantic coincidence, historic detail and realism that is smooth and highly readable . . . Ford does wonderful work in re-creating prewar Seattle." -- The Oregonian
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345505347 (trade pbk.), 0345505344 (trade pbk.), 9780345505330 (alk. paper), 0345505336 (alk. paper)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.7, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
850

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Description
Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.
Target Audience
14-18.
Target Audience
9-13.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ford, J. (2009). Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: a novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ford, Jamie. 2009. Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ford, Jamie, Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ford, Jamie. Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2009. Print.

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