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My best read in 2009,
This review is from: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel (Audio CD)I stumbled upon the audio version of this book in my local library and am so glad I did. I was completely absorbed in this novel and the characters from start to finish. It is a book about belonging and the fear and ignorance that led to such prejudice in the 1940s.
This book also a book about relationships, between parents and their children, children and their peers, and between friends and lovers. Another reviewer Kate Messner said it so eloquently when she said that this book "looks at the best and worst of human relationships, the way we regard others, the way we find ourselves reenacting our relationships with our parents with our own children, the choices we make along the way. Mostly, though, this book reminds us that there is always room -- and time -- for forgiveness and redemption."
I must note that this book was as beautifully read as it was written. The reader, Feodor Chin was exceptional!
I hope Jamie Ford continues writing as he is an exceptionally talented author.