The Secret of the Nightingale Palace: A Novel

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace: A Novel

by Dana Sachs
The Secret of the Nightingale Palace: A Novel

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace: A Novel

by Dana Sachs


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The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs is the poignant story of an estranged grandmother and granddaughter and a secret that ties them together.

After her husband dies from leukemia, Anna agrees to help hard-to-please Goldie to bring a collection of valuable Japanese art from New York to California. Harboring a decades-old secret that could change Anna’s life forever, Goldie must learn to let go of her past so her granddaughter can move on and discover happiness and love.

With a narrative that alternates between early 1940s San Francisco and the present day, The Secret of the Nightingale Palace is a beautiful story about the enduring power of love and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062201034
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 1,147,627
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Dana Sachs is the author of the novel If You Lived Here and two books of nonfiction, The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam and The Life We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons.

What People are Saying About This

Tom Bissell

“...An uncannily moving novel of the Vietnamese experience in America. Dana Sachs is a one-woman power grid, her book electric company.”

Celia Rivenbark

“Dana Sachs’s beautifully written novel, The Secret of the Nightingale Palace, is so pitch perfect that you’ll be sad when it’s over. A gifted storyteller, Sachs has created a multi-generational page-turner that will keep you reading late into the night. Brilliant!”

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