Originally Posted by Critical;3687476;I just finished Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which was so lovely and poignant. It reminded me a bit of Snow Falling on Cedars, I think because they're both set in the Pacific Northwest and deal with racism and the Japanese internment camps. I misspoke in my earlier post: the relationship in question is between a Japanese girl and a Chinese boy who are around 11 or 12 during 1942. The book is about their relationship, how it's affected by her "evacuation" to the internment camps and by his father's hatred of the Japanese. The other part of the book takes place in 1986 when the boy is now an older man looking back on his life. Anyway, it was really (I don't know why this word keeps coming to mind) lovely.
I just picked up The Journal of Helene Berr, which is the actual journal of a young French Jew during WWII. I don't know what's up with all the WWII books for me lately. I got them all at a booksellers convention so maybe that's just what's "in" right now in the publishing industry I'm sure I'll bawl my way through this one - it's very Diary of Anne Frank - especially knowing that she died in Bergen-Belsen. Sometimes I feel like I just HAVE to read these kinds of books....maybe to keep my own humanity in check and to remind myself to be grateful
i've read The Diary of Anne Frank
i'ts nice.....is The Journal of Helen Berr somewhat like it???