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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was named the #1 Book Club pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010, by the American Booksellers Association and IndieBound.


Experience the novel that people are talking about ... and book clubs everywhere are loving.

“What an absolutely delightful SURPRISE READ for me. Over the past few months I have been reading a lot of very different titles. HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET is a stellar book group pick. Absolutely stellar! History. Conflict. Growing up. Falling in love. Politics. Lots of great issues to discuss (maybe with a Maryvale Merlot!). This was a great week-end read for me. I learned things about Seattle I didn't know— and I am there every month! I look forward to meeting Jamie— maybe he can join us at book group expo next year!”

—Ann Kent, Book Club Expo

“Loved the book, the characters, the settings everything about it. Would have loved an epilogue of what Keiko and her family did post war. Can't wait to pass it on to friends and recommend it to the book club.”

—Kendra Bennett, Book Club Member, Shady Lady Book Club

I finished the book Sunday afternoon. I can't say enough about the story, the writing style, and the characters. I loved Henry, Sheldon and Keiko. And I loved Henry's loyalty to those whom he loved. Great story!!”

—Germaine Semien, Book Club Leader, Le Petits Fours

“The book was somewhat addictive. The characters were so interesting. It was an "easy read" but with substance. I learned a little more about the internment than previously. I have read other books on it in the past.”

—Margaret DeLargy, Book Club Member, Wednesday Evening Club/and Webster Bookies

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