Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought to life. The story is told from Henry’s point of view and goes back and forth between the 1940s and the 1980s.
This story moved me to tears many times. The characters were incredibly developed, and even the secondary characters of Sheldon and Mrs. Beatty were some of my very favorites. The settings were so well-written that I truly felt as if I was there, smelling …
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