Indie Next ListFebruary 2009
The Japanese internment of WWII comes alive in this timeless story, set in 1940s Seattle, of the power of the human heart to rise above hatred and bigotry. This is a book to share with others. -- Marilyn Scheer, East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA
Simplified Chinese edition of Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet. The story begins with the discovery of documents of interned WWII Japanese immig rants in the basement of a Seattle hotel. Henry Lee, a second generation Chinese American, falls in love and marries a Japanese American girl during the war; thus begins a lifelong conflict between father, who is dead against the marriage, and son.