• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (February 19, 2013)
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 1940s 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.
About Dana Sachs
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.
Dana’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 19th: Mrs. Q: Book Addict
Friday, February 20th: Book Dilettante
Friday, March 1st: Jo-Jo Loves to Read!
Monday, February 25th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World
Tuesday, February 26th: Lisa’s Yarns
Wednesday, February 27th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Thursday, February 28th: Books in the City
Monday, March 4th: Olduvai Reads
Tuesday, March 5th: A Patchwork of Books
Thursday, March 7th: BookNAround
Tuesday, March 12th: Queen of All She Reads