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Why did Harry and Ruth live in a hotel? Why didn't they have a house or was living in a hotel like having an apartment?

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2000


During the time period (and even today in large metropolitan cities), many people lived in hotels as opposed to houses. Try not to think of it as a hotel, but as more of a retreat house (or even a spa). It was similar to living in a apartment and at the time was considered a respectable place of living. In Europe it was considered even more stylish to live in a hotel, but we are not really given specifics as to the type of hotel, but we are given a glimpse as to some of the characters who live at the hotel, so I am led to believe it to be a middle to upper class hotel.

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2000

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