Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

First Book of the Year:

In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Welcome to the Online Family Book Club

Planning to begin in 2012. Please email me at gwillia at gmail dot com if you would like to join. The months for choosing a book will be assigned on a rolling basis and subject to change until December. I will post the covers and book description at the beginning of the month, and members can comment throughout the month as they finish the book. It should be a good way to keep in touch and find some new good books!