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Of Nightingales That Weep (1974) [Novel]
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The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this a hard rule, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter. To get away from her miserable home, Takiko eagerly accepts a position at the imperial Japanese court. There, her beauty and nightingale voice captivate the handsome young warrior, Hideo -- who also turns out to be an enemy spy. As war breaks out, Takiko flees the court and is forced to choose between loyalty to her people and her love for Hideo. She painfully learns that whatever choice she makes, she cannot run away from her samurai honor.

Original title: Of Nightingales That Weep
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical Fiction

Edition #1: Of Nightingales That Weep

Of Nightingales That Weep (1974)
Awards: Phoenix Award (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A dramatic story, rich in emotion and in historical detail." The Horn Book
  • "A colorful and romantic story of feudal Japan. Unusual andstirring." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Of Nightingales That Weep (1974)

ISBN: 0064402827

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