Source: Bitter: On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet:A Novel by Jamie Ford is about the bitter and sweet things that happened to Japenese People in America after Pearl Harbor was bombed pulling America into WWII.  Japanese people were forced to move to Interment Camps leaving their possessions and life behind.  Americans often did what they could to help.   There is a coffee shop that allowed Japanese people to store their belongings in there basement.   The actual story behind as a love story that started between an American boy and Japanese girl before the war.   War is bitter.   Humankind is sweet.