Virtual Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Henry Lee, a 12-year old Chinese American boy lives in Seattle, WA in 1942, just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He develops a friendship with a Japanese American girl named Keiko, which is a source of conflict with his parents. Henry and Keiko are separated when her family is moved to an internment camp. The story alternates between 1942 and 1986 when after the death of Henry's wife, Henry becomes interested in a hotel that has a basement filled with the belongings of Japanese Americans left behind in 1942.
Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link to join. (eBook and Audiobook available on Overdrive/Libby)