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‘Bittersweet’ novelist to speak

New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford will read from and discuss his award-winning novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., and will repeat the program at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.


He will be available to sign books, which can be purchased at the events.   


Winner of many awards, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is a heartwarming story of fathers and sons, first loves, fate and the resilience of the human heart. As the novel opens, Henry Lee, an elderly Chinese-American Seattleite, witnesses a discovery at the Panama Hotel: crates of belongings left by Japanese immigrants interned during World War II. This event triggers memories of his first love, a Japanese-American named Keiko, and the anti-Japanese sentiment the couple faced in the 1940s, both from the Seattle community and from Henry’s Chinese father.


The novel has been translated into 24 languages.  


For more information, visit  or call 417-8500 or 683-1161.  



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