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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel - Jamie Ford I would give this book 4 stars for the story and 2 stars for the narration. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a poignant story that takes place in Seattle during WWII and deals with the very difficult issue of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. This would make a wonderful bookclub selection. It touches on racism, love, filial piety and forgiveness. I really enjoyed the story - especially made me wonder what my Chinese parents must have experienced when they came to the US right after the war. But, I had a hard time with the audio narration. Feodor Chin does a wonderful job with the Asian accents, but I found his cadence a little slow and drawn out, especially during very serious parts of the book. The audiobook has received good reviews though so maybe it was just me. Anyone else listened to this one?