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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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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release : 28 April 2011
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‘You just gave me hope, Henry. And sometimes hope is enough to get you through anything’ 1986, The Panama Hotel The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. Among the fascinated crowd gathering outside the hotel, stands Henry Lee, and, as the owner unfurls a distinctive parasol, he is flooded

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Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost
  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 10 September 2013
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jamie Ford, author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve-year-old

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Thistle and Twigg

Thistle and Twigg
  • Author : Mary Saums
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 17 April 2007
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Jane Thistle is a widow who has just settled down in Tullulah, Alabama, after a long and happy life with her husband, a career military officer whose job took them all over the world. But now that she's on her own, she's just as happy to have found this delightful small Southern town to call home. Her new best friend is Phoebe Twigg, also a widow, who has lived in Tullulah all her life. Phoebe is about as different as

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Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Author : David Guterson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 17 August 2009
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He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man

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What We Saw

What We Saw
  • Author : Aaron Hartzler
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 22 September 2015
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Critically acclaimed memoirist Aaron Hartzler, author of Rapture Practice, takes an unflinching look at what happens to a small town when some of its residents commit a terrible crime. This honest, authentic debut novel—inspired by the events in the Steubenville rape case—will resonate with readers who've ever walked that razor-thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time. The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a

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Color of the Sea

Color of the Sea
  • Author : John Hamamura
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 01 April 2007
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Growing up in a time between wars, Sam Hamada finds that the culture of his native Japan is never far from his heart. Sam is rapidly learning the code of the samurai in the late 1930s on the lush Hawaiian Islands, where he is slowly coming into his own as a son and a man. But after Sam strikes out for California, where he meets Keiko, the beautiful young woman destined to be the love of his life, he faces

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Looking Like the Enemy

Looking Like the Enemy
  • Author : Mary Matusda Gruenewald
  • Publisher : Newsage Press
  • Release : 08 December 2021
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Mary Matsuda is a typical 16-year-old girl living on Vashon Island, Washington with her family. On December 7, 1942, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Mary's life changes forever. Mary and her brother, Yoneichi, are U.S. citizens, but they are imprisoned, along with their parents, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Mary endures an indefinite sentence behind barbed wire in crowded, primitive camps, struggling for survival and dignity. Mary wonders if they will be killed, or if they will one day return

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China Dolls

China Dolls
  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 03 June 2014
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It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then,

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All We Are Saying

All We Are Saying
  • Author : David Sheff
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 24 September 2010
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Twenty years ago David Sheff climbed the back steps of the Dakota into the personal thoughts and dreams of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. From the kitchen to the studio and up those fateful Dakota steps, Sheff recorded 20 hours of tape, discussing everything from childhood to the Beatles. Sheff gives a rare and last glimpse of John and Yoko, one that seemed to look beyond the kitchen table to the future of the world with startling premonitions of what was

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The Cross Gardener

The Cross Gardener
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 March 2010
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From the New York Times bestselling author, an inspiring story of life, love, and moving on. Married and the father of a young daughter, John Bevan had finally found the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child. But all that disappears when a fatal car accident steals away his wife-and the unborn child she carried. Filled with sorrow, John withdraws from life and love. He erects a small cross at the scene of his wife's accident and visits daily,

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