Casual Friday Reading Club, Pleasant Valley Branch

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Books & Authors
Library Club
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

As World War II unfolds, two students at a private school in Seattle fall in love.  Henry, a Chinese boy, falls for Keiko, a Japanese girl.  Henry hides the relationship from his parents, who would disown him if they knew he had a Japanese friend.  His father insists that Henry wear a button to identify his ethnicity as Japanese residents all over Seattle are rounded up by the thousands and shipped to relocation centers. Readers will come to care about Henry as he is forced to make decisions and accept circumstances that separate him from both his family and the love of his life.  Books will be available at the reference desk.  Or, click here to request the book.


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