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To all the incredible book bloggers out there--THANK YOU!

“I couldn’t put this book down! Jamie Ford’s love story touched me deeply. He captures the feelings of the family prejudice and the difficulties anyone faces in a forbidden relationship as if he lived it.”-- BlogCritics Magazine

“***** - I almost never give out 5 stars. I really almost never give out five stars after only one reading. But in this case, I just had to make an exception. Truly bitter sweet, never maudlin, and beautiful... a gorgeous story, and a fantastic read.”-- A Hoyden's Look at Literature

“I laughed, I cried and was touched many, many times.”-- The Printed Page

“I finished this book in tears, moved by the people who came to life so vividly in the story and sad that it had to end at all. HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET is a perfect, perfect choice for book clubs or for anyone craving a compelling story about human nature at its worst and at its best. An amazing, amazing book.”-- K. Messner

“This is a wonderful book––an interesting look at that time in our history. A MOST IMPRESSIVE debut novel.-- Armchair Interviews

“If you can get your hands on a copy now, do it! I rarely give five stars to a book. I save that rating for books that really amaze me or have some quality that make it an instant favorite of mine. This is THE best fiction book I have read in 2008. AND this is a DEBUT novel by Jamie Ford. Really, I'm just wowed.-- On My Bookshelf

“I’ve just finished reading this book by Jamie Ford in one sitting. Okay, okay, I did need to make some coffee, grab a nibble, and take care of a couple other necessities. But otherwise my butt was firmly planted into the cushions of my comfy sofa and it never once complained about the hours of inaction or went numb from lack of shifting. It is that good." -- The Biblio Brat

“I know it's very early in the year, but I'm confident this book will stand out as one of my top reads for 2009." -- Books and Cooks

“I don't know what to say except that I adored this book! It definitely lived up to the hype, and I can't recommend it enough." -- Booking Mama

“The book is beautifully written, and I felt transported to 1942 Seattle walking with Henry and Keiko, living their adventures with them. I finished the book in only a couple of days, I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up.”-- The Novel World

“With the search for Keiko and the gap that was finally bridged between Henry and his son, it was truly a great read.”-- Off The Grid

“A book that can take me to a new place, into a new culture, into a life that I would never have otherwise glimpsed, and make me identify with that character and his or her story, is a book to be treasured. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a lovely work of art. Don’t miss it.
-- My Big Fat Book Blog

“I only hated him for one thing, he thought of the title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet before I did. Bastard!”-- Fantasy Author's Handbook

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford (Can’t praise this enough. One of my favorite books of the year!)"-- My Writer's Lair

"I was drawn into this book immediately. The story is sweet and the characters unassuming. The writing flows seamlessly along. It’s hard to believe that this is Ford’s first novel"-- The Bluestocking Society

"The title of the novel is perfect. The story is full of the bitter and the sweet. Bitter for the American prejudices held not only for the Japanese, but for anyone of Asian descent. Bitter for missed opportunities and lost love, for estranged sons and fathers, and the persecution of Japanese immigrants by our government. But the story is so heart-breakingly sweet too. The innocence of first love, the ability of children to find hope and joy, despite the obstacles, from great jazz music and the company of each other."-- You've GOTTA read this!

"A marvelous story—warm, insightful, and filled with hope that love can survive against all odds."-- The Feast

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a quiet book, but deeply moving... It also touches on the culture of jazz, and offers music as a unifying agent… something that all cultures can share and appreciate."-- In the Shadow of Mt. TBR

"Engaging, delightful, sentimental, gentle – truth telling."-- Patricia's Widsom

“I really, really enjoyed this one! I sat down yesterday to read a little and basically read it from cover to cover in one afternoon. The story is just so beautifully written and the characters and their relationships are poignant and heartfelt.”-- Between the BookEndz

“Words can’t describe just how amazing this story was. Jamie Ford has such a gift with words and story telling that I often thought that I was right there in the story standing next to Henry and seeing the world through his eyes. My heart leapt when his did and it broke when Henry suffered.”-- Ticket to Anywhere

“It's a compelling look at the father-son relationship as well as cultural assimilation between generations. I just loved it and gave it to my parents to read--who felt the same way about it.”-- Guilford Road

“If you are looking for a book that will restore your faith in the power of love to overcome barriers of hatred and mistrust, this is one you will not want to miss.”-- Ex Libris Fides