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Pulpwood Queens and an Adoption Theme

Pulpwood Queens and an Adoption Theme

Today is the first day of the 2018 LA Festival of Books. I am here with a colleague, Birgit Walker, who with her husband Jim, cowrote… 1,773 more words


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet- Book

Jamie Ford has a new book coming out in June – Love and Other Consolation Prizes. However, I want to talk about his debut novel that spent two years on the New York Times Best Seller list: … 305 more words


#AtoZChallenge - Stories from A Time of War - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

This month in the April A to Z Challenge, I am posting about books, fiction, and nonfiction that are about or set in the Second World War.  486 more words


Book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II.

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Life Gets in the Way of Life

February 2018 Bootleg @ Katie’s House with Viviane, Shelley, Marie, Liz, Mary, & Karen S
– we missed the others (such movers & shakers they be) 1,026 more words

Book Club

WeekEND Reading: A Child Raffled Off at a World's Fair? Jamie Ford tackles that and the seedier side of life in his third historical novel, LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES, plus he feels the first draft took too long, women's rights, embracing his identity as Chinese-American & more

By Leslie Lindsay

From the bestselling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET comes a powerful novel of inspired by a true story of a young boy raffled off at a little known World’s Fair (AYP/Seattle), which left me hopeful and nostalgic, and definitely a fan of Jamie Ford.  1,936 more words

Leslie Lindsay

2018 January reads

I haven’t read much in January but I did read quality books. I’m keeping on my last year’s resolution to read less books but with a certain quality in the writing and storytelling. 40 more words