Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, is the May book club selection. 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.
Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. Boarded up for decades, the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were sent to internment camps during World War II. In the hotel’s basement Henry begins looking for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure.
Register at Hawkins Library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, May 18, at 1 PM for a lively discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025.