Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 0345512502
  • Rating : 4/5 from 315 reviews
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 27 January 2009
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"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “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

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  • Release : 10 September 2013
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