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OF NIGHTINGALES THAT WEEP

by PATERSON, KATHERINE

Condition: Fine/Near Fine Dustjacket


NY: Crowell, 1974 171 pages, boards. Story of the daughter of a samurai set in feudal Japan.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Dustjacket. Illus. by Haru Wells.

Of Nightingales That Weep is a 1974 work of children's literature written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. Set in medieval Japan, the novel tells the story of Takiko, the 11-year-old daughter of a slain samurai warrior. Takiko’s mother remarries Goro, a gentle but unattractive potter, whom Takiko loathes. When she matures into adulthood, Takiko is able to find employment in the court of the Japanese emperor. Eventually, she returns home and is able to reconcile her feelings towards Goro.




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