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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
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Jan 04, 11

bookshelves: contemporary-lit
Read in January, 2011

Not many books cover the shameful US WW-II period of rounding up Japanese-American citizens and placing them in camps. This is a debut novel and is well written; future novels are likely to be even better. Very poignant story of young love between people of different cultural backgrounds as well as the difficulties experienced between generations of families when they are born in the old country and the 'new' country. The elder immigrants have such hope for their children and the children try to shield their parents from assimilation difficulties (bullying, etc.). Found this to be educational, but bottom line, it is simply a good read.
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