The Secret of the Nightingale Palace

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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Struggling to move on after her husband's death, thirty-five-year-old Anna receives an unexpected phone call from her estranged grandmother, Goldie, summoning her to New York. A demanding woman with a sharp tongue and a devotion to fashion and etiquette, Goldie has not softened in the five years since she and her granddaughter last spoke. Now she wants Anna to drive her to San Francisco to return a collection of exquisite Japanese art to a long-lost friend. Hours of sitting behind the wheel of Goldie's Rolls-Royce soften Anna's attitude toward her grandmother, and as the miles pass, old hurts begin to heal. Yet no matter how close they become, Goldie harbors painful secrets about her youthful days in 1940's San Francisco that she cannot share. But if she truly wants to help her granddaughter find happiness again, she must eventually confront the truths of her life. Moving back and forth across time and told in the voices of both Anna and Goldie, The Secret of the Nightingale Palace is a searing portrait of family, betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness--and a testament to the enduring power of love.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062201034
Branch Call Number: FIC SACHS
Characteristics: 348 p., 8 p. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 24, 2014

A dreadful book, poorly written, full of stereotypes, and boring.

ladydebv Aug 29, 2013

Excellent story of a young woman driving her very demanding 85-year-old grandmother across country from New York to California. The pair had been somewhat estranged for some time because grama did not like her choice of husbands. So this is the last thing this young woman wants to do, but she feels she must do it. As they drive and experience the country together, the woman learns more and more about her grandmother's past, things she never knew. Learning about each other brings them closer than they had ever been before. Funny, heart warming, enjoyable read with a great ending!


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