Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 0345512502
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Book Excerpt:

"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart. BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Alice Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN: 1599634287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

Now includes a subscription to NSSWM online (the fiction section of writersmarket.com). For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Anyone who is writing novels and/or storiesâ€"whether romance or literary, horror or graphic novelâ€"needs this resource to help them prepare their submissions and sell their work. You'll have access to listings for over 1,100 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save writers time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. NSSWM includes more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers (easily four times as many markets for fiction writers as Writer's Market offers). It also features over a 100 pages of original content: interviews with working editors and writers, how-tos on the craft of fiction, and articles on the business of getting published.

Fodor s Seattle

Fodor s Seattle
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 0147546834
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Seattle Book Excerpt:

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details.Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Seattle is a city of many personalities: eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh--it's all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront, to the eccentric "Republic of Fremont," to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There's something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Outside of Seattle, the San Juan Islands offer a respite from city life, while Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Olympic National Park beckon adventure travelers. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Ballard's restaurants and bars, Olympic Sculpture Park, the Puget Sound Islands, Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park, and the San Juan Islands. Planning to visit more of the Pacific Northwest? Check out Fodor's travel guide to the Pacific Northwest with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver.

Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN: 0749014636
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of Willow Frost Book Excerpt:

Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage since his mother disappeared five years ago. During a trip to the movie theatre, William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother.

Writing Active Setting Book Two

Writing Active Setting Book Two
Author: Mary Buckham
Publsiher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 1939210011
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Active Setting Book Two Book Excerpt:

Have you tried to take your writing skills to the next level but don't know where to begin? Do you dread the thought of writing narrative description because as a reader you skip over it when you read novels? Or are you a writer who ignores Setting description totally in your novel writing--but know your story needs it? You just don't know where. Active Setting, explained in comprehensible bites with clear examples from a variety of published authors can help YOU breakthrough with your writing skills. Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Novel writing can be enjoyable once you've mastered a few of the writing skills necessary to bring a story to life. If you're tired of your Setting descriptions being ho-hum and are ready to create a compelling story world, regardless of what you write, or your current level of writing skills, keep reading. In WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail you will: Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story. See how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose. Learn to deepen the reader's experience of your story world through sensory details. Notice how changing characters' POV can change your setting. Explore ways to maximize the setting possibilities in your story. This book goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from authors in a variety of genres, and finishes each section with exercises designed to help you work with your Setting in a way that will excite you. . .and your readers!

Forced Out

Forced Out
Author: Judy Y. Kawamoto
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 1646420713
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forced Out Book Excerpt:

Forced Out: A Nikkei Woman’s Search for a Home in America offers insight into “voluntary evacuation,” a little-known Japanese American experience during World War II, and the lasting effects of cultural trauma. Of the roughly 120,000 people forced from their homes by Executive Order 9066, around 5,000 were able to escape incarceration beforehand by fleeing inland. In a series of beautifully written essays, Judy Kawamoto recounts her family’s flight from their home in Washington to Wyoming, their later moves to Montana and Colorado, and the influence of those experiences on the rest of her life. Hers is a story shared by the many families who lost everything and had to start over in often suspicious and hostile environments. Kawamoto vividly illustrates the details of her family’s daily life, the discrimination and financial hardship they experienced, and the isolation that came from experiencing the horrors of the 1940s very differently than many other Japanese Americans. Chapters address her personal and often unconscious reactions to her parents’ trauma, as well as her own subsequent travels around much of the world, exploring, learning, enjoying, but also unconsciously acting out a continual search for a home. Showing how the impacts of traumatic events are collective and generational, Kawamoto draws interconnections between her family’s displacement and later aspects of her life and juxtaposes the impact of her early experiences and questions of identity, culture, and assimilation. Forced Out will be of great interest to the general reader as well as students and scholars of ethnic studies, Asian American studies, history, education, and mental health.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 074902285X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Other Consolation Prizes Book Excerpt:

An enchanting tale of innocence and devotion 1909, Seattle. For Ernest Young, the chance to experience the exotic exhibits and carnival rides at the city’s famous World’s Fair feels like the perfect birthday gift. But the half-Chinese orphan finds his world turned upside down when he discovers that he will be a prize, raffled off to ‘a good home’. The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, and so begins Ernest’s new life. His days of hard work are enriched by his friendship with two girls and he believes he’s found the home he has always longed for – until the three begin to grow up and the choices they must make will haunt them for decades. 1962. On the eve of the new World’s Fair, Ernest is juggling memories and the demands of his ailing wife, while trying to hold on to long-held family secrets which threaten to break free. INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY ‘An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story’ Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale

Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page
Author: Terri Peterson Smith
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 1613744293
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off the Beaten Page Book Excerpt:

Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features &“beyond the book&” experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

The Secret Language of Synchronicity

The Secret Language of Synchronicity
Author: Jenna Moore Fuller
Publsiher: Jennifer T Fuller
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN: 0692560696
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Language of Synchronicity Book Excerpt:

A scrap of found paper. A cookie's fortune. An overheard comment. The WORDS you happen upon answer some pressing need. You've probably had this experience--come across chance information that feels custom-made for you. An uncanny message that makes you wonder. A meaningful message that's helpful and pertinent. The Secret Language of Synchronicity is about how the Universe answers different people through different types of coincidence. Depending on our favored sense, usually sight or sound, it communicates through written or spoken words. Once we discover our unique style, it is easier to understand these signs and benefit from their meanings. Jenna Moore Fuller has recorded her own meaningful incidents for many years. Dozens of her stories, plus those of acquaintances are included here. Share Jenna's quest to decipher the secret language of synchronicity. And discover your unique style--the magical and mysterious way the Universe speaks through coincidence to you!

Dispatches from Dystopia

Dispatches from Dystopia
Author: Kate Brown
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2015-05
ISBN: 022624279X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dispatches from Dystopia Book Excerpt:

The author "wanders the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation, first on the Internet and then in person, to figure out which version -- the real or the virtual -- is the actual forgery. She also takes us to the basement of a hotel in Seattle to examine the personal possessions left in storage by Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps in 1942. In Uman, Ukraine, we hide with Brown in a tree in order to witness the male-only Rosh Hashanah celebration of Hasidic Jews. In the Russian southern Urals, she speaks with the citizens of the small city of Kyshtym, where invisible radioactive pollutants have mysteriously blighted lives. Finally, Brown returns home to Elgin, Illinois, in the industrial rust belt, to investigate the rise of "rustalgia" and the ways her formative experiences have inspired her obsession with modernist wastelands."--Jacket flap.

Gingerbread at Moonglow

Gingerbread at Moonglow
Author: Deborah Garner
Publsiher: Cranberry Cove Press
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gingerbread at Moonglow Book Excerpt:

The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambiance of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist's mysterious way of working small miracles in people's everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel. As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 1982158212
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy Book Excerpt:

When Dorothy Moy discovers her daughter may suffer from the same debilitating depression that she does, she seeks radical help and endeavors to break the cycle of pain and find peace

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Publishers Weekly Book Excerpt:

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers    Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction
Author: Jennifer S. Baker
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09
ISBN: 083891165X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction Book Excerpt:

Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 0345522036
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of Willow Frost Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jamie Ford, author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William’s past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford’s sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home. Praise for Songs of Willow Frost “If you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you’re going to love Songs of Willow Frost. . . . tender, powerful, and deeply satisfying.”—Lisa Genova “[A] poignant tale of lost and found love.”—Tampa Bay Times “Arresting . . . [with] the kind of ending readers always hope for, but seldom get.”—The Dallas Morning News “[An] achingly tender story . . . a tale of nuance and emotion.”—The Providence Journal “Ford crafts [a] beautiful, tender tale of love transcending the sins people perpetrate on one another and shows how the strength of our primal relationships is the best part of our human nature.”—Great Falls Tribune “Remarkable . . . likely to appeal to readers who enjoy the multi-generational novels of Amy Tan.”—Bookreporter “Jamie Ford is a first-rate novelist, and with Songs of Willow Frost he takes a great leap forward and demonstrates the uncanny ability to move me to tears.”—Pat Conroy “With vivid detail, Jamie Ford brings to life Seattle’s Chinatown during the Depression and chronicles the high price those desperate times exacted from an orphaned boy and the woman he believes is his mother. Songs of Willow Frost is about innocence and the loss of it, about longing, about the power of remembered love.”—Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank “Ford’s boundless compassion for the human spirit, in all its strengths and weaknesses, makes him one of our most unique and compelling storytellers.”—Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
Author: Tyffani Clark Kemp
Publsiher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bittersweet Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Mother Cora’s, where the offspring of the Kaveesh learn to coexist with humans. One hundred and twenty years ago, the Kaveesh came to Earth to save it from a disease that gorged itself on anything in its wake. Buildings crumbled to dust, soil and plant life were consumed, and two-thirds of the Earth’s population perished. The only thing the Kaveesh asked in return was to help save them.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN: 0804176779
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Other Consolation Prizes Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair. “An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, tragic bit of forgotten history.”—Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off—a healthy boy “to a good home.” The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam’s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known—and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he’s always desired. But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love. Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle’s second World’s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters. Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolations is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. Praise for Love and Other Consolation Prizes “Exciting . . . [Jamie] Ford captures the thrill of first kisses and the shock of revealing long-hidden affairs.”—Kirkus Reviews “Strong . . . A laudable effort that shines light on little known histories.”—Library Journal “Poignant . . . Vibrantly rendered.”—Booklist “Combining rich narrative and literary qualities, the book achieves a multi-faceted emotional resonance. It is by turns heart-rending, tragic, disturbing, sanguine, warm, and life-affirming. Perceptive themes that run throughout culminate at the end. A true story from the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition inspired this very absorbing and moving novel. Highly recommended.”—Historical Novel Society (Editors’ choice) “Ford is a master at shining light into dark, forgotten corners of history and revealing the most unexpected and relatable human threads. . . . A beautiful and enthralling story of resilience and the many permutations of love.”—Jessica Shattuck, author of The Women in the Castle “All the charm and heartbreak of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet . . . Based on a true story, Love and Other Consolation Prizes will warm your soul.”—Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls

Bittersweet Memories

Bittersweet Memories
Author: Guadalupe C. Claudio
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-03-25
ISBN: 1514440148
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bittersweet Memories Book Excerpt:

Alejandro Oran, known to his friends as Alex, was not only successful in his business but, also in his personal life, especially with the opposite sex. Since he was a teenage boy growing in Puerto Rico, he had more girlfriends than he could handle. His looks played an important part in his luck and he was not indifferent to the attention he generated among his female school peers. Natalia was one of his conquest during his younger years but being the studious girl she was, the relationship did not last because school had not been one of Alexs priorities growing up. Natty, as she was known to her friends, was serious about her relationship with Alex, but he had opted for the playboy life style and was committed to no one in particular. Tired of his flirtatious behavior, she made a decision to end the relationship and her chance to succeed with giving him up, came when her family left the island and moved permanently to United States. As years passed she went on with her life and tried her best not to think about Alex. But back in the island Alex had always wondered what happened to Natty, but more importantly he wanted to find her. His reasons were a surprise to him after realizing that he was truly in love with her. His strong desire to find her made him make a decision to come to United States and look for her after finding out that she lived in New York. Taking advantage that his company was expanding in Manhattan, he volunteered to come and preside the new branch. Knowing that Natty was somewhere in the city, he started his search and hired a private detective. Neither Alex nor Natty imagined what fate had in store for them and after arriving in New York, his life took an unexpected turn when he finally found her.

Bittersweet Fruit

Bittersweet Fruit
Author: Pirjo Marjut Vega Brandt
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 9528021182
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bittersweet Fruit Book Excerpt:

This is my story of Colombia before the rise of the drug trade and guerrilla warfare, when it was still a place of relative peace and tranquility, a lively and colorful tropical paradise to raise a family. Like my late husband would say: "In Colombia we don't get rich, but we do enjoy!" . Picturesque, was my word, but that was still the time of coffee and raw oil and just give me a guitar and let us sing together and we can joke and laugh about the situation.