Bitters

Bitters
Author: Brad Thomas Parsons
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1580083595
ISBN 13: 9781580083591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitters Book Review:

Presents a history of bitters, cocktail recipes, and how to make bitters at home.

Bitters

Bitters
Author: Brad Thomas Parsons
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1607740729
ISBN 13: 9781607740728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitters Book Review:

Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters. Author and bitters enthusiast Brad Thomas Parsons traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest “snake oil” days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved (and at times obsessed-over) ingredient on the contemporary bar scene. Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your game to the next level or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, Bitters has a dozen recipes for customized blends--ranging from Apple to Coffee-Pecan to Root Beer bitters--as well as tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike. Also featured are more than seventy cocktail recipes that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility: classics like the Manhattan (if you ever get one without bitters, send it back), old-guard favorites like the Martinez, contemporary drinks from Parsons’s own repertoire like the Shady Lane, plus one-of-a-kind libations from the country’s most pioneering bartenders. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes. Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters.

A DIY Bitters Reviving the Forgotten Flavor A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders Cocktail Enthusiasts Herbalists

A DIY Bitters  Reviving the Forgotten Flavor   A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders  Cocktail Enthusiasts  Herbalists
Author: Jovial King,Guido Mase
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 159233704X
ISBN 13: 9781592337040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A DIY Bitters Reviving the Forgotten Flavor A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders Cocktail Enthusiasts Herbalists Book Review:

Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar! Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy digestion. This is why "apertifs" and "digestifs" are so popular--both then and now! "DIY Bitters" is a how-to guide that explores the history and health benefits of bitters, and shows you how to make your own bitters at home, to be used alone or in cocktails, tonics, and even main meals. Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Mase, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters like "orange" and "angostura," or explore more innovative bitters like "elderflower-echinacea-honey" and "chocolate love tonic. "You can even find a guide for creating your own unique flavors from the plants and ingredients you have on hand. Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!

DIY Bitters

DIY Bitters
Author: Jovial King,Guido Mase
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 1627888381
ISBN 13: 9781627888387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DIY Bitters Book Review:

Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar! Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy digestion. This is why "apertifs" and "digestifs" are so popular--both then and now! DIY Bitters is a how-to guide that explores the history and health benefits of bitters, and shows you how to make your own bitters at home, to be used alone or in cocktails, tonics, and even main meals. Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Mase, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters like orange and angostura, or explore more innovative bitters like elderflower-echinacea-honey and chocolate love tonic. You can even find a guide for creating your own unique flavors from the plants and ingredients you have on hand. Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!

Handcrafted Bitters Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails that Love Them

Handcrafted Bitters  Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails that Love Them
Author: Will Budiaman
Publsiher: Callisto Media Inc.
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1623156319
ISBN 13: 9781623156312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handcrafted Bitters Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails that Love Them Book Review:

With more bitters recipes than any other book—and twice as many cocktail recipes to try them out—Handcrafted Bitters belongs on the shelf of every cocktail enthusiast, kitchen crafter, foodie, and happy drunk. An expert at simplifying professional techniques for the DIYer, Will Budiaman has created an easy-to-use and adventurous guide that provides all the tools needed to craft your own bitters and take your cocktails to the next level. Seasonal bitters and cocktail recipes, professional tips and tricks, and plenty of cocktail lore and wisdom demystify the art of making bitters at home. Complete with a foreword by Doug Dalton, owner of Future Bars—including San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch, Local Edition, and Swig—and expert advice from the founders of Scrappy’s Bitters and Hella Bitters, Handcrafted Bitters is your complete guide to making your own bitters…and the cocktails that love them. Recipes include: Orange-Fennel Bitters, Habanero Bitters, Lemongrass Bitters, Rhubarb Bitters, Chocolate Bitters, Grapefruit Bitters, and more!

Bitterman s Field Guide to Bitters Amari

Bitterman s Field Guide to Bitters   Amari
Author: Mark Bitterman
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1449474608
ISBN 13: 9781449474607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitterman s Field Guide to Bitters Amari Book Review:

Hundreds of cocktail bitters are on the market, and millions are turning to them to add punch, pizzazz, and complexity to their cocktails and even their cooking. But the storm of exciting brands and flavors has even the savviest bartenders puzzled over their personalities and best uses. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari is the handbook that decodes today’s burgeoning selection of bitters, along with their kindred spirits amari and shrubs, complete with 190 photographs. The introduction includes everything you need to know to understand what bitters and amari are and how to use them. recipes for making essential and inventive bitters at home. The next section offers 123 recipes for making essential bitters at home, mixing, and cooking bitters, from a Burnt Grapefruit Gimlet to a Martini Julep, from Bittered Bittersweet Chocolate Torte to BBQ Pork Ribs with Bittersweet BBQ Sauce. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari cracks open the full potential of bitters, inspiring and empowering people to try them. The final section includes a comprehensive field guide to the wide world of the more than 500 great bitters and 50 amari available today. Complete with tasting notes, profiles of important makers and brand photography, the guide gives everyone from pro bartenders to home cooks a solid foundation for buying and using bitters.

Dr Adam Elmegirab s Book of Bitters

Dr Adam Elmegirab   s Book of Bitters
Author: Adam Elmegirab
Publsiher: Dog n Bone
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 9781909313941
ISBN 13: 1909313947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Adam Elmegirab s Book of Bitters Book Review:

Cocktail bitters are an essential part of any bartender's tool kit, elevating good drinks into great ones. Discover the fascinating story of how bitters came to be a key ingredient in cocktails and try one of the 50 recipes provided by some of the world's best bars. Bitters, those little bottles you will find in any bar worth its salt, are the unsung heroes of the cocktail world. Where would the Manhattan be without orange bitters? Cocktail historian and founder of his eponymous bitters company, Dr Adam Elmegirab presents the results of almost a decade of research into bitters, guiding you from the early days of snake-oil salesmen through to the birth of the cocktail, Prohibition, and the renaissance of bitters as an essential part of the contemporary bar scene. Adam outlines each of the key botanicals that go into different bitters and explains the science of flavor, describing how each characteristic can be deployed for maximum impact, and summarizes the key techniques for making great cocktails. Most importantly, Adam provides 50 cocktail recipes created by him and some of the world’s leading bartenders. These exceptional drinks showcase the different characteristic of bitters and how they can refine a cocktail in unique ways.

Bitter

Bitter
Author: Jennifer McLagan
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 1443420018
ISBN 13: 9781443420013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Book Review:

Jennifer McLagan is Canada’s most well-respected cookbook writer. Her three cookbooks, Bones, Fat, and Odd Bits have each been heralded as groundbreaking and exciting, and she has won multiple, prestigious James Beard and IACP awards. Her favourite theme is underappreciated food treasure, be it bone-in, skin-on meats in a boneless, skinless society, or the delights of fat in a fat-phobic world, or the misunderstood and badly treated offal. With Bitter, she’s at it again, this time exploring a flavour that has been virtually lost to us in our overly sweet and salty world. With her previous books, Jennifer was at the front of a food movement; she’s done it again here, as the craze for bitter is just beginning. Bitters are again becoming important in cocktails, craft beers and bitter chocolate are gaining in popularity. Surely the kitchen is the next frontier for bitter, and this book will hail its arrival. Great food and cooking is about balance, and bitter flavours add depth and resonance to dishes aiding in the dish’s overall harmony. Understanding how to use, subdue and enhance bitter will make us better cooks. That’s what Bitter is all about.

Craft Cocktails

Craft Cocktails
Author: Geoff Dillon,Whitney Rorison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0735235309
ISBN 13: 9780735235304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craft Cocktails Book Review:

National Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019 - Cocktails category From Geoff Dillon, founder of Dillon's Small Batch Distillers and leader of the craft distilling movement, a collection of cocktails for every season and recipes for the perfect snacks to enjoy with them. Grounded in a belief in using fresh ingredients, this must-have collection of cocktails offers impressive yet simple modern cocktails with an elegant vintage feel. The 100 recipes, divided by season, range from the classics, like a warm-weather Whisky Sour and a cool-weather Manhattan, to custom creations inspired by seasonal produce and local barkeeps. Imagine a glass filled with the fresh aroma of spring strawberries alongside the clean, crisp taste of lemon, with herbal notes of absinthe and a hint of rich sweetness from white port, then recreate this award-winning drink called the Royal Velvet at home. Quick and easy large batch recipes like Summer Sangria and Holiday Pomegranate Punch are sure to please a crowd, and snacks like Rosemary Maple Pecans, Roasted Cranberry Flatbreads, and Blackberry-Topped Brie will be the perfect complement to any cocktail. Whether you're craving a Plum Sparkler to refresh you on a sticky summer afternoon, or a Hot Toddy recipe to enjoy by the fire on a cold winter night, this complete collection of cocktails has the perfect recipe for every occasion and every season.

Spirits Sugar Water Bitters

Spirits Sugar Water Bitters
Author: Derek Brown,Robert Yule
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN 10: 0847861465
ISBN 13: 9780847861460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirits Sugar Water Bitters Book Review:

The story of the cocktail --"the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet," according to H.L. Mencken --featuring 45 recipes for rediscovered classics and inspired originals. A cocktail-- the fascinating alchemy of simple alcohols into complex potables-- is an invention as unlikely as it is delicious, and an American innovation whose history marches in step with that of the Republic. In Spirits Sugar Water Bitters, nationally recognized bartender and spirits expert Derek Brown tells the story of the cocktail's birth, rise, fall, and eventual resurrection, tracing the contours of the American story itself. In this spirited timeline, Brown shows how events such as the Whiskey Rebellion, Prohibition, and the entry of Hawaii into the United States shaped the nation's drinking habits. Brown also tells the stories of the great men and women who made their mark on cocktail culture, including America's Distiller-In-Chief George Washington and modern-day King Cocktail Dale DeGroff, as well as lesser-known mixology heroes like Martha Niblo, the nineteenth-century New York proprietress famous for her Sherry Cobblers, and Frederic Tudor, whose ice-shipping business gave early drinks like the Cobbler and the Mint Julep the chill they needed. Featuring classic and original recipes inspired by each period, this book serves up the perfect mix of geography, history, culture, and taste.

Botany at the Bar

Botany at the Bar
Author: Selena Ahmed,Ashley Duval,Rachel Meyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 1782405607
ISBN 13: 9781782405603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Botany at the Bar Book Review:

A bitters-making handbook with a beautiful, botanical difference; three scientists present the back-stories and exciting flavours of plants from around the globe, in a range of tasty, healthy tinctures.

Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts

Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts
Author: Massachusetts. State Board of Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IOWA:31858046068072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts Book Review:

A Bitter Pill

A Bitter Pill
Author: John Sloan
Publsiher: Greystone Books Ltd
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1553654552
ISBN 13: 9781553654551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bitter Pill Book Review:

Medical treatment of elderly people is not working. Worse, it is often harmful. Clear, hard-hitting, and authoritative, A Bitter Pill investigates why the medical system - from its one-size-fits-all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don't benefit anyone - is failing old people who are in fragile health and what we can do about it.

Bitter

Bitter
Author: Francesca Jakobi
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1474607594
ISBN 13: 9781474607599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN 2018 'Brilliantly paced, moving, thoughtful and sharp. Loved it.' Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer 'Bitter, yes, but also sweet - and moving, and searching, and quietly devastating: a novel to detonate the heart' A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'Wonderful . . . It's a very painful story but told with a kind of lightness and grace. Francesca Jakobi completely inhabits Gilda, in all her pain and obsession, all her self-deception and self-sabotage. An absolutely astonishing first novel' Michael Frayn, author of Spies 'Bitter is stormingly good, deliciously addictive, as gripping as Zoe Heller's Notes on A Scandal. It's got to be the beach read of 2018!' Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Film Critic 'Gloriously sinister and yet heartbreaking. Brilliant' Nicci Cloke, author of Close Your Eyes It's 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy and fears he'll never forgive her. When Reuben marries a petite blonde gentile, Gilda takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love - a love she's craved his entire adult life. What does his new wife have that she doesn't? And how far will she go to find out? It's an obsession that will bring shocking truths about the past to light . . . Bitter is a beautiful and devastating novel about the decisions that define our lives, the fragility of love and the bond between mother and son.

Bitter and Sweet

Bitter and Sweet
Author: Sandra V. Feder
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1773066501
ISBN 13: 9781773066509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter and Sweet Book Review:

For Hannah, moving to a new city feels bitter, but can she find the sweetness, too? When Hannah’s family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country — it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness? Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself. Featuring art by acclaimed illustrator Kyrsten Brooker, this story subtly conveys a universal message — while life can be full of challenging moments, sweeter ones can be found and created. An author’s note is included on the concept of bitter and sweet in Jewish culture. Key Text Features author’s note Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Bitter Chocolate

Bitter Chocolate
Author: Lesley Lokko
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 1409105598
ISBN 13: 9781409105596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Chocolate Book Review:

Three girls in search of a missing piece of their lives; three girls who will change their worlds to find it . . . Laure, seventeen, beautiful and already abandoned twice in her young life. Once by the glamorous mother she can barely remember, a woman who brought shame on the St Lazare family name and fled to America; and then again by a handsome soldier who left her pregnant and alone, facing the wrath of her grandmother. Amelie, caught in a world where she's neither servant nor mistress, trapped between the St Lazare family she's always worked for and the simmering hostility of a country on the verge of meltdown. With a past she knows nothing about and no family of her own, she yearns to find a place that can be home. Melanie, the rock star's daughter who has everything money can buy except the love she craves. A daddy's girl caught in a whirl of damaging relationships, testing those closest to her. In one man she sees the chance to change her life for ever, but at what price? In a story that begins in the relentless heat of a Haitian summer and sweeps through the luxury of America's elite to the colourful chaos of East End London, BITTER CHOCOLATE is a glorious tale of the quest for love, marriage and finding a place to belong.

Angostura Bitters Complete Mixing Guide 1908 Reprint

Angostura Bitters Complete Mixing Guide 1908 Reprint
Author: DR. SIEGERT
Publsiher: Value Classic Reprints
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781640321250
ISBN 13: 164032125X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angostura Bitters Complete Mixing Guide 1908 Reprint Book Review:

Unabridged reproduction of the 1908 Angostura Bitters Complete Mixing Guide. Angostura Bitters was invented by Dr. Siegert in 1824 to cure all ailments - except the one you had. Lucky for us it was added to alcohol cures, as the umami and flavor make drinks ever so much more so. This book was made to be popular, so it features only the most popular drinks at the time like Mamie Taylor, Whiskey Smash, and Gin Sour. It is a great book to date cocktails as they emerged or disappeared from favor. As the book was most likely a promotional piece, it has over 200 recipes (with and without bitters) of food and cocktails. Still distilled in Trinidad, Angostura sells over 10 million gallons of the little bottles around the world. Try these old classics today from this special unabridged historic reproduction.

Sweet Bitter Magic

Sweet   Bitter Magic
Author: Adrienne Tooley
Publsiher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 1534453857
ISBN 13: 9781534453852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweet Bitter Magic Book Review:

In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom. Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others. Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret. When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father. Of course, love bargains are a tricky thing, and these two have a long, perilous journey ahead of them—that is, if they don’t kill each other first.

Bouquets and Bitters

Bouquets and Bitters
Author: Julian Rutherford Meade
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1940
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B68758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bouquets and Bitters Book Review:

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 10: 0345512502
ISBN 13: 9780345512505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Book Review:

"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 Songs of Willow Frost.