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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Dana Sachs
  • ISBN:
    0062201034
  • ISBN13:
    978-0062201034
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  • Publisher:
    William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (February 19, 2013)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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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

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! (Celia Rivenbark, author of You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl). Sachs’ latest is so beautiful in every aspect that readers will have difficulty pinpointing the best parts.

The real beauty of this novel comes from Goldie's recounts of the past, and of her life spent in San Francisco during the 1940s. I read Dana's first book, "House on Dream Street," about her time in Vietnam in the early 1990s, not long after I myself returned from living there that showed a true understanding of the country.

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

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. 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. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Advance Praise for The Secret of the Nightingale Palace. According to Sadie, you’ve finished five books ahead of schedule already. Goldie sounded like she was accusing Anna of smoking crack. I have no idea what that means, but your sister manages much more than you do, and she still has a life. I have a life, Anna said. It was true that while Anna’s sole work responsibility centered on Shaina Bright, Sadie managed to write that comic and oversee the production of five others while at the same time building her business, Zing Girl House, into an increasingly promising publishing operation.

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Dana Sachs is the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her latest novel is The Secret of the Nightingale Palace. Anna Rosenthal and her grandmother, Goldie, are on a road trip to San Francisco to return a collection of Japanese art to the man who owned it 60 years before. Dana grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, which at the time seemed like one of the most boring places in the world and now seems like one of the more interesting. Other interesting places she's lived: San Francisco, Hanoi, Budapest, and, now, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Not only had Goldie found an excellent job, but she was popular with the young men, too. Goldie had already been to the Pied Piper Bar in the Palace Hotel twice. ler from Seattle drove her there in his robin’s-egg blue Mercury Coupe. The second time, she visited with Herman Isaacson, an annuities agent who worked with Rochelle’s husband, Buddy, at F. S. Wreaker & Sons Insurance

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

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. Brilliant!"-Celia Rivenbark, author of You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl show more.

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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. Books related to The Secret of the Nightingale Palace.

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.


Beabandis
A Kindle Deal, an intriguing title, and good cover design lead me to buy this book which is by an author who was new to me. What a happy purchase! My progress indication was not very far along when I noticed that I really did not want to put the book down. This is the story of Goldie. It alternates between present-day Goldie, the prickly 80-something grandmother and Goldie the 20-something naïve shop girl in San Francisco trying to make her way out of poverty in the early 1940s. Goldie has coerced her 35- year-old recently widowed granddaughter Anna to drive her from New York City to San Francisco to return a priceless book of Japanese prints. Young Goldie’s story is told mainly in flashbacks to the time when she arrived hungry and penniless in San Francisco to stay with her sister while working at Feld’s department store. Goldie is young and looking for a way to better herself and escape from Memphis. She is aware that her best shot for prosperity and security is to make a good marriage. Young Mr. Feld seems to be a good prospect, and Goldie hopes that being one of the few Jewish woman at the store may help her prospects. Goldie’s friendship with the talented young window dresser of Japanese descent opens her eyes to adventure, fun, beauty, and elegance. Mayumi lives with her family in the Nightingale Palace where her father is the caretaker of the Japanese Garden. Her friendship with Mayumi and her family is rich and it changes her life. Young Goldie is an interesting character who alternates between naïve ignorance and keen perception. Through the flashbacks we learn about life in the early forties with a special focus on San Francisco. The details at the department store and in the city, are engaging. Even secondary characters are well developed and important as more than plot devices. I loved both Mr. Blankenship and Naveen. The reader knows that the attack on Pearl Harbor will change everything but Goldie does not. The internment of Japanese Americans is personal here since Mayumi and her family are taken away. Meanwhile, the road trip in Bridget, the Rolls Royce continues to unfold. All is not sweetness and light in the car, but it is a wonderful story, told well. It is a story of hope, of love, of sadness, of loss, and of life. We all carry sorrows and faces obstacles through our lives, and this novel does not deny those or minimize them. It does show people who carry those losses and sorrows with grace and go on to live good lives. This book would have a been a good value even at full price, but I am grateful for the deal that caught my attention.
Rayli
This book was very enjoyable. I found that some parts of the story was a little choppy. At times it jumped from great details to days later, leaving me wondering more about conversations/dialogue that I would have liked to be in on. The story overall was good. It's always nice to read about different generations connecting. The Japanese culture and the details of the encampments were very interesting and added another dimension to the story. I would recommend this book to others who would like a light read.
Altad
this is a story of one woman and her relationship with her grandmother. It covers the interment of the Japanese and a lot of love stories mixed in.I enjoyed this book for it's feelings of how things don't always turn out as we planned. But there is silver lining in the end.
Araath
It was a marvelous book. It was easy to read. I never got bored. It mixed history (Japanese Americans in California during WW2) with family dynamics and left me wishing the book would not end. Of course, the surprise ending was also very welcome.
Timberahue
This is one of those books that goes back and forth in time. I don't mind that, but it can sometimes get confusing. I couldn't relate to either Goldie or Anna, but I preferred Goldie's story. Goldie actually reminds me of my own grandmother. I know she loved me, but she was a bit harsh and difficult.
Kea
I had a tough time warming up to the character Goldie. She is so rigid, such a snob in so many ways. Her real humanity only surfaces in the final chapters. It was disturbing that the main characters husband died of leukemia. I lost my husband to leukemia almost 3 years ago. Readers of all ages will like this story.
Opithris
This book was not at all what I expected. I chose it mainly on the basis of the title, warmly recalling a samurai adventure titled "Across the Nightingale Floor" that I had enjoyed. It was a bit disorienting to discover that it was about a widowed Jewish girl from Memphis rebuilding her relationship with her elderly grandmother. The deftly nuanced novel segued back and forth between Anna gradually finding her way back to active living and the young Goldie in 1941 San Francisco learning about life, love, and elegance. The historical detail about the start of World War II, prejudice, and the internment of Japanese-Americans added satisfying depth to the story. Definitely a worthwhile read.
This book jumped back and forth 60 some years and between a young woman and her grandmother as they drive from New York to San Francisco. The transition from antagonist relationship to a warmer interaction was interesting and sometimes funny.