Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I got this book from the library book sale a few years ago and finally got around to reading it. It was definitely an easy read, and since I tend to love historical fiction, it piqued my interests. I now want to take some time to learn more about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. I had just been raving the other day about how we saved the world and I tend to get irritated when we are always apologizing for being American.  This book helped remind me that we have also made mistakes along the way.  I want to believe that those in power were doing the best they could at the time.  I cannot imagine being in their shoes and trying to protect the people at home while sending thousands of them to die overseas. War is a terrible thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans