A compiled list of books I’ve read while serving in Zambia can be viewed here.
Book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
Review: Heartfelt story that delves into the intricacies of family, tradition, and loyalty, while simultaneously defending itself from an ever-changing world. The detailed historical facts intertwined within create a platform to highlight injustices that we still face even to this day.
“It reminded him that time was short, but that beautiful things could still be found at the end of cold, dreary days.” (p.77)
“‘And sometimes hope is enough to get you through anything.'” (p.134)
“His father had once said that the hardest things in life aren’t between what’s right and what’s wrong, but between what’s right and what’s best.” (p.204)
“He’d do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.” (p.265)
“You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.” (p.268)