Friday, October 29, 2010
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
If you enjoy historical novels - this one is for you! It was formatted like "Water for Elephants" in the fact that there are chapters from the OLDER main character's perspective and chapters from the YOUNGER main character's perspective.
The book takes a look into the way Asian-Americans were treated during World War II in the U.S. Set in the Seattle area, the story gave me new insight into the local landscape. I had no idea the Puyallup fairgrounds were used to house Japanese-Americans.
The story also gives great insight into the relationship between parents and children. Parents want the best for their children, but often times, children don't see this until many years later, and also, often times the way parents go about trying to do the best for their children... they screw it up.
A great book for everyone of all ages.
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